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Disable autoplay of video, audio on websites

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by bradtrader, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. bradtrader

    bradtrader Flightless Bird

    Does anyone know how to disable auto play of video (utube, etc), audio or
    related application when visiting a website? IE8/Vista/Windows 7.

    People still don't get it. No one wants an OBTRUSIVE experience online. No
    dancing ads... no popups.. no auto queries when you accidentally roll your
    mouse over a double-line... no auto play of anything when surfing on the net.
     
  2. R.Wieser

    R.Wieser Flightless Bird

    Hello bradtrader,

    I have no clue where I can find, in Windows, the settings to do that, but I
    just opened my registry-editor and removed most all extensions under the
    "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type" subkey. Pretty-much the
    only ones I left where a few image-references (gif, bmp, jpg, png). You
    might choose to only remove the offensive file-types though.

    By the way : You could install a HTTP proxy (I'm using Proxomitron) myself,
    and set up rules (regular expressions) to eradicate any-and-everything you
    dislike (Proxomitron even enables you to freeze gif-animations).

    Regards,
    Rudy Wieser


    -- Origional message:
    bradtrader <bradtrader@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in berichtnieuws
    6C8BFF64-EBCC-4C67-A025-709F122EFFE7@microsoft.com...
    > Does anyone know how to disable auto play of video (utube, etc), audio or
    > related application when visiting a website? IE8/Vista/Windows 7.
    >
    > People still don't get it. No one wants an OBTRUSIVE experience online.

    No
    > dancing ads... no popups.. no auto queries when you accidentally roll your
    > mouse over a double-line... no auto play of anything when surfing on the

    net.
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Disable active scripting.

    bradtrader wrote:
    > Does anyone know how to disable auto play of video (utube, etc), audio or
    > related application when visiting a website? IE8/Vista/Windows 7.
    >
    > People still don't get it. No one wants an OBTRUSIVE experience online.
    > No
    > dancing ads... no popups.. no auto queries when you accidentally roll your
    > mouse over a double-line... no auto play of anything when surfing on the
    > net.
     
  4. R.Wieser

    R.Wieser Flightless Bird

    > Disable active scripting.

    .... and Flash


    PA Bear [MS MVP] <PABearMVP@gmail.com> schreef in berichtnieuws
    #nLKxvdnKHA.4648@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Disable active scripting.
    >
    > bradtrader wrote:
    > > Does anyone know how to disable auto play of video (utube, etc), audio

    or
    > > related application when visiting a website? IE8/Vista/Windows 7.
    > >
    > > People still don't get it. No one wants an OBTRUSIVE experience online.
    > > No
    > > dancing ads... no popups.. no auto queries when you accidentally roll

    your
    > > mouse over a double-line... no auto play of anything when surfing on the
    > > net.

    >
     

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