Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Некоторые веб-сайты (и поставщики содержимого для этих веб-сайтов, включая рекламные сайты) автоматически воспроизводят видео при открытии сайта. Помимо быстрого отключения видео во вкладках или окнах, можно полностью запретить воспроизведение видео на отдельном веб-сайте или всех веб-сайтах.

Блокировка видео на веб-сайте, открытом в данный момент

В приложении Safari на компьютере Mac выберите «Safari» > «Настройки для [веб-сайта]».

Либо нажмите поле смарт‑поиска при нажатой клавише Control, затем выберите «Настройки для [веб-сайта]».

Поместите указатель справа от пункта «Автовоспроизведение», затем нажмите всплывающее меню и выберите один из вариантов.

Всегда. Разрешить автоматическое воспроизведение видео на веб-сайте.

Только для файлов без звука. Запретить автоматическое воспроизведение видео со звуком, но разрешить остальные видео.

Никогда. Запретить автоматическое воспроизведение любых видео на этом веб-сайте.

Блокировка видео на всех веб-сайтах

В приложении Safari на компьютере Mac выберите Safari > «Настройки», затем нажмите «Веб-сайты».

Нажмите «Автовоспроизведение» в списке слева.

Выполните одно из следующих действий.

Выбор настроек для веб-сайта в списке. Выберите веб-сайт справа, затем выберите нужный вариант.

Выбор настроек для всех веб-сайтов, которые еще не настроены. Нажмите всплывающее меню «При посещении других веб-сайтов» и выберите один из вариантов.

Настроенные веб-сайты отображаются в списке «Настроенные веб-сайты». Если список «Настроенные веб-сайты» пуст, Вы еще не настроили ни одного веб-сайта или очистили список.

Выбор настроек для всех веб-сайтов. Убедитесь, что список «Настроенные веб‑сайты» пуст (чтобы быстро очистить этот список, выберите все веб‑сайты и нажмите «Удалить»). Нажмите всплывающее меню «При посещении других веб-сайтов» и выберите один из вариантов.

As follow up to Safari’s updated video policies for iOS last year, this week we announced we are making important changes to auto-play policies on the Mac. These changes provide users the ability to browse the web with fewer distractions, particularly in the form of relief from websites that auto-play with sound.

New Behaviors

The WebKit engine provides rich flexibility for user agents to configure and manage media auto-play policies. Safari in macOS High Sierra uses an automatic inference engine to block media elements with sound from auto-playing by default on most websites. Safari 11 also gives users control over which websites are allowed to auto-play video and audio by opening Safari’s new “Websites” preferences pane, or through the “Settings for This Website…” option in the Safari menu. Further, a new power-saving feature prevents silent videos from auto-playing when either hidden in a background tab or otherwise off-screen.

Best Practices for Web Developers

Websites should assume any use of

  • Websites using WebKit’s built-in media controls automatically work great with the new policies.
  • Don’t assume a media element will play, and don’t show the pause button from the start. Look at the Promise returned by the play function on HTMLMediaElement to see if it was rejected:
  • Auto-play restrictions are granted on a per-element basis. Change the source of the media element instead of creating multiple media elements if you want to play multiple videos back to back (or play a pre-roll ad with sound, followed by the main video).
  • Don’t play ads without showing media controls because they may not auto-play and users will have no way of starting playback.
  • Remember that audio tracks that render silence are still audio tracks, and their existence affects whether a video will auto-play at all. In these cases, a video with silent audio tracks won’t play. The audio track should be removed or, alternatively, the muted attribute can be set on the media element.


We’d love to hear from developers on these new auto-play policies. Please reach out to our Web Technologies Evangelist, Jon Davis on Twitter to share your thoughts with our team.

I spent quite a lot of time trying to figure out why video embedded like here:

starts playing automatically once the page is loaded in FireFox but cannot do autoplay in Webkit based browsers. This only happened on some random pages. So far I was unable to find the cause. I suspect some unclosed tags or extensive JS created by CMS editors.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

30 Answers 30

The best fix I could get was adding this code just after the

. not pretty but somehow works.

UPDATE Recently many browsers can only autoplay the videos with sound off, so you’ll need to add muted attribute to the video tag too

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

After using jQuery play() or DOM maniupulation as suggested by the other answers, it was not still working (Video wasn’t autoplaying) in the Chrome for Android (Version 56.0).

As per this post in, From Chrome 53, the autoplay option is respected by the browser, if the video is muted.

So using autoplay muted attributes in video tag enables the video to be autoplayed in Chrome browsers from version 53.

Excerpt from the above link:

  • Muted autoplay is supported by Safari on iOS 10 and later.
  • Autoplay, whether muted or not, is already supported on Android by Firefox and UC Browser: they do not block any kind of autoplay.

Google just changed their policy for autoplay videos, it has to be muted

so just add muted

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

It happens that Safari and Chrome on Desktop do not like DOM manipulation around the video tag. They will not fire the play order when the autoplay attribute is set even if the canplaythrough event has fired when the DOM around the video tag has changed after initial page load. Basically I had the same issue until I deleted a .wrap() jQuery around the video tag and after that it autoplayed as expected.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

For me the issue was that the muted attribute needed to be added within the video tag. I.e.:

Chrome does not allow to auto play video with sound on, so make sure to add muted attribute to the video tag like this

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Only this solution helped me, didn’t work.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

I’ve just get now the same issue with my video

After search, I’ve found a solution:

If I set “preload” attributes to “true” the video start normally

It worked for me when combined with muted attribute

Adding the below code at the bottom of the page worked for me . I dont know why it works 🙁

On safari iPhone when battery is low and iPhone is on Low Power Mode it won`t autoplay, even if you have the following attributes: autoplay, loop, muted, playsinline set on your video html tag.

Walk around I found working is to have user gesture event to trigger video play:

You can read more about user gesture and Video Policies for iOS in webkit site:

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

We recently addressed a similar issue with an embedded video and found that the autoplay and muted attributes were not sufficient for our implementation.

We added a third “playsinline” attribute to the code and it fixed the issue for iOS users.

This fix is specific to videos that are to be played inline. From :

On iPhone, elements will now be allowed to play inline, and will not automatically enter fullscreen mode when playback begins. elements without playsinline attributes will continue to require fullscreen mode for playback on iPhone. When exiting fullscreen with a pinch gesture, elements without playsinline will continue to play inline.

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The web is in a dark place, as I plan to examine in the next several columns. If you need proof, look no further than autoplay videos, the first example.

You’re probably familiar with this horrendous experience: You are perusing a website, and suddenly an annoying voice or unfamiliar music blasts through your speakers.

You wonder, where is this coming from? You scroll up and down the webpage only to realize that a video is playing without your consent. And the noise polluting your ears is coming from an ad preceding a video you had never clicked to watch.

Autoplay videos are all over the web and inside apps. They are prominent in your Facebook and Instagram feeds. Some major news sites embed them into features and news articles.

Nobody seems to likes autoplay videos — not even people I’ve talked to in the ad industry. The indiscreet videos demand your attention while burning through your mobile data plan and sucking up your batteries. Yet they have become a necessary evil for many media publishers trying to survive in the digital age.

“I think we’ve ended up in a really crappy user experience right now with video advertising,” said Dave Morgan, the chief executive of Simulmedia, which works with advertisers on targeted television ads. “Video has been pushed into every user experience whether or not it fits, because it’s a way to make more money.”

Well, I come here bearing some good news and bad news about these abominations. The bad news is that autoplay videos are here to stay, and that the tools to combat them are far from perfect. The good news is that they are evolving to be less annoying, and that some sites let you turn them off. Here’s what you need to know about how we got here, what you can do and where autoplay videos are heading.

How Did We Get Here?

In digital media, video advertising was always the ultimate goal. Twenty years ago, web publishers dreamed of delivering video ads online: It was the perfect format, already proved by the TV industry to be engaging to audiences and a big revenue generator.

“Sight, sound and motion can make people laugh, make people cry, make them hug somebody,” Mr. Morgan said. “It can make them love a brand. It can make them whistle a brand’s theme song when they’re walking a dog.”

Yet publishers faced technical hurdles, like slow internet connections, that made video ads untenable. Instead, publishers served ads that were static images, which eventually evolved to become graphics with some animations and sound.

Over the last decade, fast wired and wireless connections spread, as did computers and smartphones. Consumers also became acclimated to streaming video services like Netflix and YouTube. Serving an online video became easy. So advertising firms like BrightRoll and Tremor Video, along with tech companies like Facebook, began testing video ads.

Once they got started, there was no turning back. Video ads generated 20 to 50 times more revenue than traditional display ads, and the best way to get money was to make the videos play automatically, Mr. Morgan said. Tech platforms like Facebook and Twitter liked autoplay videos, too, because they were effective at getting people to stick around on their sites, said Taylor Wiegert, a director of user experience strategy for the Martin Agency. Automatically playing videos went from a rarity a decade ago to a prominent online advertising medium today.

What Are the Solutions?

Many consumers have complained that autoplay videos are a nuisance. ( I am one of them! ) So tech companies have come up with some workarounds:

■ Facebook and Twitter each offer the ability to prevent videos from automatically playing in their apps and websites. On Facebook, the instructions are buried in its Accessibility page, and on the Twitter website, the controls are found in the Settings menu, under Content.

■ On Instagram, you cannot disable videos from automatically playing. However, in the cellular data setting, you can configure the app to use less mobile data, which makes videos load more slowly when you are on a cellular connection.

■ Google’s Chrome browser prevents some videos from automatically playing. The web browser allows videos to autoplay on 1,000 sites where Google has determined that people have the highest likelihood of wanting to play videos with sound. Over time, after Chrome studies the websites that you visit, the browser adapts to allow autoplaying on sites where you frequently played videos with the sound on and disables autoplay on sites where you do not.

■ Some software developers offer browser add-ons that prevent all videos from automatically playing. But the tools are imperfect: A Chrome add-on that I tested, for example, blocked videos when I was doing a videoconference on Google Hangouts.

When Will This Madness Stop?

As annoying as they may be, autoplay videos are here to stay — largely because the ads generate so much money. But they are thankfully becoming less obnoxious.

Increasingly, advertising firms are shifting toward making autoplay videos with the assumption that people have muted their devices. Mr. Wiegert of the Martin Agency said his firm primarily makes ads with sound off by default. It designs them to communicate a company’s branding and message without requiring sound.

Tech companies, too, are evolving their products to make autoplay videos less of a nuisance. For example, Google says that part of its criteria for allowing autoplay to work in the Chrome browser is for the videos to be muted or have no sound. And on Instagram, automatically played videos are muted by default unless you manually turn on the audio.

“Autoplay with sound on is just going to go extinct,” Mr. Wiegert said. “It’s been deemed as a poor quality experience for users. Even I’ve gotten annoyed when I’ve been on a webpage and all of a sudden I hear sound coming through my speakers.”

Yet Mr. Morgan of Simulmedia believes video ads will be forced to change more radically to give people fuller control over what they see. That’s because autoplay videos still satisfy publishers, not the consumers.

“We’re putting those ads in those places because we can — not because it is the best for the user,” he said.

If you’d like your embedded video to autoplay or loop, go to the video’s page on and click the ” Share” button in the upper right corner of the video player. In the window that opens, click the “Show options” link, and check the corresponding boxes next to “Loop this video,” “Autoplay this video,” or both. You can then copy the embed code. (Note: this method is currently only an option for Public or Password-Protected videos. Read on for alternative steps if your video is unlisted.)

You can also do this manually by adding the following parameters into your embed code:

  • loop=1
  • autoplay=0

If you have more than one video autoplaying on a particular page, you will also need to include this parameter:

  • autopause=0

So, for example, if you were embedding two autoplay, looping, videos on a page, the embed code for each would look like this:

Important: If your video is set to the Unlisted privacy setting, additional parameters must be added after the privacy hash parameter. This will appear directly after the video ID in the URL and looks similar to ?h=913062c8ff . Every parameter after the hash​ can be added using & rather than ?.

Autoplay Restrictions

If the autoplay parameter is present, our player will attempt to automatically begin playback. However, please note that some browsers specifically block autoplay. In these cases, your video will revert back to the original thumbnail and controls, requiring viewers to select play to start playback.

Autoplay is currently restricted in the following environments:

Safari version 11+ (Desktop)

Policy: Autoplaying videos must be muted. Viewers can choose to block or allow unmuted autoplay for specific domains on their setup (see here)

Chrome version 66+ (Desktop/Mobile)

Policy: Autoplaying videos must be muted. Videos that are frequently visited by the viewer are permitted to autoplay with sound (based on Google’s scoring system)

iOS (Safari, other mobile browsers, apps)

Policy: Autoplaying videos must be muted.
Device: Autoplay is disabled when the iPhone or iPad is in Low Power Mode.

Firefox 66+ (Desktop/Mobile)

Policy: Firefox now blocks videos with sound from playing automatically. This change is being gradually rolled out to users in Quantum version 66. Viewers can choose to block or allow unmuted autoplay for specific domains on their setup


There is no way to stop these autoplay restrictions; however, you can mute your video to ensure autoplay is always honored. Just add one of the following parameters to the end of the player URL in your embed code:

?background=1 : This parameter automatically disables all elements in the player (play bar, buttons, etc), autoplays, loops, and mutes your video on load. Please note: the background parameter is only supported for videos hosted by paid members. Learn more here.

?muted=1 This parameter will automatically mute your video on load. Once your video plays, viewers can manually un-mute by clicking on the volume bar within the player.

💡Important: Both of these parameters will force your video to load as muted in all browsers. Videos without audio tracks (or audio tracks without sound) will not be considered muted by browsers. In order to bypass autoplay restrictions, you must use one of the embed parameters above.

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Your browser is your window onto the world, the app you rely on most during the day. You want to wring every last drop of usefulness out of it. It definitely pays to know all of the features and tricks your daily browser is capable of. For iOS users, that means mastering Safari: how to stay safe online, how to get stuff done faster, and more.

For a smoother online experience, take a few minutes to run through these Safari tweaks to make your life online a little smoother.

Safari is very concerned about the strength of your passwords—perhaps even more so than you are. To see whether you’re using any weak passwords, or duplicating passwords across accounts, open the Safari menu and choose Preferences then Passwords. A yellow exclamation mark indicates a potential problem with one of your listed passwords.

You’ll often want to carry on watching a video while doing something else, and Safari can help—with a video playing, click and hold the audio icon in the address bar, then choose Enter Picture in Picture. The pop-out video player can be repositioned and resized as needed, but keep the original tab open in the background while you work on other tasks.

Websites want a lot these days: access to your webcam, your mic, your location, and more. To check what a site does and does not have access to, click Safari then Settings for This Website. You can revoke any permissions you’ve previously given, stop content from auto-playing, and limit the number of pop-up windows that the website can show.

It’s taken a long time for Safari to support favicons (the little icons that represent websites), so you might as well take advantage; they also help you identify open tabs more easily as well. From the Safari menu, choose Preferences then Tabs, and then tick the checkbox labeled Show website icons in tabs to apply the change to the browser.

Having access to your recent browsing history can be useful for retracing your online steps, but you don’t need it to follow you around for years. Open Safari then Preferences, switch to the General tab, then open Remove history items —you can delete browsing logs automatically after a day, week, fortnight, month, or year.

By default Safari just shows the domain name of the site you’re visiting in the address bar, but this can make it tricky to work out exactly where you are on the web. To see the full URL instead, you need to open up the Safari menu, then the Preferences dialog, then switch to the Advanced tab—make sure the Show full website address box is ticked.

No productivity hack is ever going to beat an intuitive keyboard shortcut or two. You’ll find a full list for Safari here and here, but some of our favorites include Space (and Shift+Space) to scroll, Cmd+W to close a tab, Ctrl+Tab (and Shift+Ctrl+Tab) to scroll through open tabs, and Cmd+L to jump straight to the Safari address bar at the top.

Safari, like every other Apple app, can be fully controlled with your voice in macOS Catalina. To enable the feature, open the Apple menu then choose System Preferences, Accessibility, Voice Control, and Enable Voice Control. It lets you speak out numbers for menus and links, zoom in and out, and much more—there’s a full list of commands here.

Safari has an entire Develop menu that’s not displayed by default but which is very handy for power users. To show it, open the Safari menu then choose Preferences, then Advanced, then tick the box marked Show Develop menu in menu bar. The new menu then appears, enabling you to access options such as disabling images or extensions.

Clearing out a browser’s cache can often improve performance in the long term, even if it takes a short-term hit while local files are refreshed and reset. To do this in Safari, you first need to enable the Develop menu (see the step above), then you can open it and choose Empty Caches. This wipes all of Safari’s temporary files and data off the local disk.

Safari has borrowed a very useful feature from Windows: the ability to “snap” open tabs to the left or right of the screen, so you can compare two side-by-side. Open up the Window menu, then choose Tile Window to Left of Screen or Tile Window to Right of Screen to do just that—your other windows are then automatically docked on the opposite side.

Apple devices all play wonderfully well together, as long as you’re signed in on the same Apple ID, and jumping between open tabs on different devices is a breeze. To do this on Safari on macOS, you need to click on the Show tab overview button in the top right corner; you’ll then see Safari tabs from your other devices listed lower down.

Who has time to read everything during the working day? No one! So make use of Safari’s built-in Reading List tool. Use the Plus button on the left side of the address bar to add articles to the Reading List, then click the Show sidebar button (or View and Show Reading List Sidebar) to bring up the list of all the posts you’ve saved during the day.

Safari gives you more control than you might have realized over the buttons and options that appear on the toolbar—having the tools you use most often in easy reach can make a big difference to your online productivity. To make changes, select View then Customize Toolbar, then just drag and drop the icons you need most often into the toolbar.

Autoplay is supported on the desktop and on mobile web devices.

As of Chrome 53 and iOS 10, Android and iPhone support inline muted autoplay.

Safari 11 for Desktop has changed how it handles autoplay videos. Google Chrome made a similar change in April of 2018.

If your website currently autoplays video, update it to handle these new policies. The new Attempt to Autoplay code sample demonstrates how to attempt to autoplay a video and fall back to click-to-play if autoplay fails. This guide walks you through the new sample.

Detect autoplay success or failure in a browser

Currently, web browsers do not offer a simple query to check if autoplay is supported or not. The only way to check if a video can be autoplayed is to try to play it.

This approach is demonstrated in the following code snippet:

The code first calls play() on an HTML5 video element which returns a Promise . In our sample, the Promise is used to detect autoplay capability and set the AdsRequest appropriately.

Autoplay and IMA

The IMA SDK AdsRequest has two fields pertinent to autoplay that you need to supply: setAdWillAutoPlay and setAdWillPlayMuted . The former ensures that the ad server only returns ads that are allowed to be autoplayed (if set to true), and the latter ensures that the ad server only returns ads that are allowed to be started in a muted or unmuted state. Our sample uses the content video as an indicator of whether or not the browser supports autoplay. Make two checks that lead to three potential outcomes:

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

To make these checks, try to play the content video and look at the returned Promise :

Autoplay on iPhone

In addition to the previous code, autoplay on iPhone requires you to add the playsinline parameter to your video tag.


This change to the HTML ensures that your content plays in an inline video player on iPhone, instead of iPhone’s default fullscreen player.

Autoplay and audio ads

It is important to consider whether an ad request will return audio only ads if there is the possibility your ads will autoplay muted. If there is this chance, we recommend one of the following:

  • Update the following VAST URL parameter ad_type=video to request only video ads (if your player supports video). For more information on URL parameters see this Ad Manager guide.
  • Remove the option for ads to start muted.

See the IMA audio ads guide for more information on IMA audio integrations.

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You’ve probably been caught off guard by videos that play automatically on Facebook, Twitter, or just across the internet in general. They begin playing as soon as you load a page or (if they’re more deviously implemented) when you start scrolling through a page.

Automatic video play is a feature that, while nice to have when it’s surfacing content that’s related to your interests, can be pretty annoying. Autoplay videos can be harmful, too, exposing you to violent, offensive, or otherwise unwanted content that you shouldn’t have to see by default.

Whether you just want to put an end to autoplay videos on social media platforms or are looking for a more comprehensive fix, we’ve got some tips. Keep in mind that you’ll need to adjust these settings for every device that you use, since your preferences on, say, your phone do not automatically push to your PC.

Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge


If you’re using Facebook on your browser, you can turn off autoplay videos this way:

  • Go to the drop-down menu at the top right of the page.
  • Select “Settings & Privacy” > “Settings.”
  • Look for the “Videos” listing on the left-hand menu. Inside of that option is a toggle where you can turn off autoplaying videos.

Facebook has similar options available for its iOS and Android apps:

Using the iOS app

  • Click the menu button on the bottom of your screen.
  • Once you’re there, tap “Settings & Privacy,” then “Settings.”
  • Scroll down until you find “Media and Contacts,” then tap “Videos and Photos.”
  • Finally, once you find “Autoplay,” you can turn off the feature.

Using the Android app

  • Click the menu button at the top right of your screen.
  • Once you’re there, scroll down and tap “Settings & Privacy,” then “Settings.”
  • Scroll down until you find “Media and Contacts” and tap on it.
  • Tap on “Autoplay” and set it to “Never Autoplay Videos.”

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge


  • Click on “More” in the left-hand menu, and then on “Settings and privacy.”
  • Select “Accessibility, display, and languages” > “Data usage”
  • Click on the “Autoplay” setting. You can then switch off the autoplaying of videos on your feed.

Using the iOS and Android apps

  • Click the profile picture at the top of your phone screen.
  • Select “Settings and privacy” in the menu.
  • Navigate to “Data usage,” tap on “Video autoplay” and set it to “Never.”


Instagram doesn’t allow for autoplay videos to be turned off, so you’ll have to tread carefully here. Videos won’t autoplay with sound if you use Instagram on your browser. Stopping autoplay on mobile devices is possible, but a little roundabout.

Using a mobile app

  • Go to your profile page and tap on the three lines in the upper right corner
  • Go to “Settings” > “Account” > “Cellular Data Use”
  • For Android: toggle the “Data Saver” on and tap on “High Resolution Media.” If you then select “Never,” then media such as videos won’t load in advance.
  • For iOS: toggle on “Use Less Data”

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge


Reddit, like most sites that host video, autoplays videos by default. However, it’s pretty easy to turn it off.

Using the newest design

  • Click your username in the upper-right corner and select “User settings” in the menu.
  • Select the “Feed settings” tab at the top of the page, and toggle off the “Autoplay media” switch.

Using the legacy version

  • Click “Preferences” next to your username in the top right of the window.
  • Under “Media,” look for and uncheck “Autoplay Reddit videos on the desktop comments page.”
  • You’ll need to hit “save options” at the bottom of the screen to put the changes through.

Using the mobile app

  • Tap the icon next to the search bar, then hit “Settings.”
  • You’ll see “Autoplay” near the top of the page, and you can easily choose to turn it off.

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Desktop browsers

There are a variety of desktop browsers out there — some of which let you turn off video autoplay and some of which don’t.

Using Google Chrome

If you use Google Chrome and want to turn off video autoplay — you can’t. There used to be an experimental command-line flag that allowed you to turn them off (you can find the flags by typing chrome://flags/ into Chrome’s address field), but it’s disappeared.

You can turn the sound off (which might help a bit):

  • Tap on the three dots in the upper right corner
  • Select “Settings” > “Site settings” > “Sound”
  • Toggle sound off. You can add exceptions for specific sites here.

Using Microsoft Edge

Interestingly, Microsoft’s Edge browser, which is also based on the Chromium open-source design, does let you turn off — well, at least, limit — video autoplay:

  • Click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select “Settings.”
  • In the left-hand column, click on “Site Permissions,” and then scroll down to and select “Media autoplay.”

You can either allow audio and video to play automatically or limit it. According to the instructions, whether autoplay will work or not will depend on “how you’ve visited the page and whether you interacted with media in the past.”

Using Firefox

Firefox has a similar feature that lets you turn off autoplay, for the most part.

  • Click on the three lines in the upper right corner of the browser and select “Preferences.”
  • In the left-hand column, click on “Privacy & Security.”
  • Scroll down to the section headed “Permissions” and look for “Autoplay.” Click on the button marked “Settings.”

A drop-down menu will let you allow audio and video, block audio, or block audio and video. You can also specify sites that you want to differ from your defaults — for example, if you block audio and video as a default, but you want to allow it for, say, The Verge.

Using Safari

Safari makes it simple to disable autoplay. In fact, it assumes that you want the feature disabled to begin with. However, if it hasn’t been disabled — or if you want to make some exceptions to the rule — here’s what you do:

  • While in the app, go to Safari > Preferences in the top menu.
  • Click on “Websites” in the top menu.
  • Look for and select “Auto-Play” in the side menu.
  • Look for the drop-down menu at the bottom right of the window and select “Never Auto-Play.”

As with Firefox, you can whitelist any sites that you want to be an exception to the rule.

Update September 4th, 2020 5:11PM ET: This article was originally published on March 15th, 2019. Most of the entries have been updated.

Update April 15, 2021 5:30PM ET: Additional entries have been updated.

There’s no setting on Squarespace’s end that makes a video play automatically when a visitor opens the page. To autoplay a video, you’ll need to adjust settings in your video host and use a custom embed code to add the video to a page. The exception is background videos, which play automatically.

This guide walks you through these steps and things to consider with autoplaying videos. To learn more about adding videos, visit Adding videos to your site.

Before you begin

  • For the best user experience, only add one autoplaying video to a page. If your page has multiple autoplay videos, they’ll all start playing at once when a page loads (unless you’re using Vimeo).
  • Video banners may play on mobile devices, but other videos won’t autoplay on mobile.
  • Video banners and .gif images automatically play when the page loads.

Browsers can prevent autoplay

Current versions of all supported browsers prevent autoplay to some degree to protect their users’ experience. In most browsers, users can change their settings to turn on autoplay.

Before adding an autoplay video to your site, review documentation for common browsers to find if, how, and when they prevent autoplay. For example:

  • Safari and Firefox prevent autoplay for videos with sound, but visitors can customize their settings. For more details, visit Safari and Firefox’s documentation.
  • Chrome also prevents autoplay for videos with sound. For more details, review Chrome’s autoplay policy.

Background videos autoplay by default

Background videos always play on a loop without sound, so they work differently than other videos. To learn more, visit Adding a background video.

Get the autoplay code for other videos

Follow the steps below to adjust the embed code from each supported service:

  • YouTube – After copying and pasting the embed code from YouTube, add ?autoplay=1 to the end of the URL within the code. If your embed URL already includes a ?, add &autoplay=1 at the end of the URL instead.
  • Vimeo – Before copying the embed code, click + Show options. Check Autoplay this video, then copy and paste the code.
  • Animoto – In the Embedded video tab, check Autostart, then copy and paste the embed code.

When you have the embed code, copy and paste it into the correct field in the video editor. For more help, visit Adding videos to your site.

Custom thumbnails block autoplay

If you add a custom thumbnail to your video in Squarespace, autoplay won’t work, since thumbnails are designed to overlay on the page before a video loads. Remove the thumbnail or uncheck Use Thumbnail to allow autoplay.

Autoplay in Index galleries

Index pages support autoplay videos on gallery pages in these template families:

  • Momentum
  • Pacific

Grid index pages don’t support videos in the thumbnail grid, but you can add autoplay videos to gallery pages within the Index.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Apple’s Safari web browser has always included options to alter how websites are displayed. The problem is they used to affect every site you visited.

With Safari 11, this changed. Websites can now be customized on an individual basis. This is great when certain sites you regularly visit have type that’s too small for you to comfortably read, or social media networks you otherwise enjoy drive you mad with auto-playing content.

Adjust individual website settings

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Open a website in Safari, and go to Safari > Settings for This Website. A sheet will open beneath the site’s address in the toolbar, giving you access to the options outlined below for amending how it is displayed.

Use Reader when available determines whether Safari’s Reader feature is triggered on supported pages, such as the individual article pages of a news site. Reader strips all layout, adverts and cruft from a web page, leaving only the content and images.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Use the AA button to adjust Reader’s appearance (text size; page background color; typeface), although be aware these settings are universal, and not defined on a per-site basis.

Enable content blockers toggles whether ad-blocking extensions are active for the site in question. Note, however, this option only affects extensions that use Apple’s content-blocking API, such as 1Blocker.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Page Zoom is one of the most useful options. It’s initially set to 100%, and altering that value adjusts the size of the site’s text and images; it may also affect its layout. Various options are available, from 50% through to 300%. You can more quickly adjust the zoom level with the keyboard shortcuts Command++ and Command+-; Command+0 resets the site’s zoom level to ‘actual size’.

Auto-Play starts out set to Stop Media with Sound. Some sites sneakily get around this by initially muting auto-play videos, which is still a distraction. In such cases, you can use the setting Never Auto-Play; but if you like auto-playing media – or find a rare site where it’s used in a non-awful manner – go for Allow All Auto-Play.

The last three options (which only appear on some sites) enable you to set whether a site should Allow, Ask for, or Deny access to your camera, microphone, and location.

For example, will ask for permission whenever you click its location button. But if you set Location to Allow, permission will be assumed, meaning the site will skip past that dialog box and get you right to your local weather.

Manage existing website settings

Any settings you define for a site can be reversed by going back to Safari > Settings for This Website and editing them. However, for an overview of everything you’ve set to date, go to Safari > Preferences and click the Websites tab.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Select one of the categories from the General pane. Configured sites will be listed in the main pane, split between Currently Open Websites and Configured Websites. To change a value, simply choose something else from the relevant menu.

For example, to turn off Reader for a specific site, click Reader in the sidebar, and then change On to Off next to the site’s name. Alternatively, you can delete an entry entirely by clicking its name and pressing the Delete key or clicking Remove.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Also note the When visiting other websites menu, found below the pane that houses individual site configurations. This serves as the default value for the current feature. So you could, for example, block auto-play on every site, apart from a few choice ones.

To do this, select Auto-Play from the General pane, and set When visiting other websites to Never Auto-Play. For any site you want auto-play to work on, set the appropriate value in the Settings for This Website sheet, or its menu in the Currently Open Websites list mentioned above.

New to Mac? Learn more macOS tips at Intego’s New Mac User Center!

This video not playing issue was reported to us by readers Bernaldo for iOS 15:

“I have an iPhone SE 2020. My problem is I can only listen to the sounds of a video in Safari. The video stays black and only the sound can be heard.”

and James complained about similar behavior in iPadOS 15:

“there’s new issue, video playback on chrome and safari doesn’t load properly on websites”

Safari Video Not Working Causes

We’ve managed to replicate this bug and have noticed that it only gets triggered when web pages with embedded videos are loaded in their AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) version.

Apparently, iOS 15 comes with a glitch that prevents Safari and other browsers from correctly playing videos embedded in AMP web pages!

How To Fix Safari Video Bug In iOS 15

Until Apple issues an iOS 15.0.x software update, with a patch for this problem, I recommend you to apply the following troubleshooting methods:

1. Disable GPU Process: Media

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Update (Sept 26): Working fix provided by Ajiaz!

  • Open Settings and browse for Safari.
  • Scroll all the way down to Advanced.
  • Go for Experimental Features.
  • Disable GPU Process: Media!

2. Load Non-AMP Web Page Version

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

  • Open Safari and load the web page that contains the video that you want to watch.
    Fact: If you access it via an Googe Search engine results page, most likely your iPhone or iPad will load the page’s AMP version.
  • If the embedded video won’t play, or better said displays a black screen for the entire duration of the clip, scroll all the way down to the footer of the page.
  • Tap on the View Non-Amp Version link available in the footer. The standard version of the web page will load and the video playback should work without any problems!

Second AMP Workaround

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Not all websites include a View Non-AMP Version option. In this case you have to manually load the standard version of the website:

  • Long-press the Safari bottom tab bar to select and copy the page’s URL.
  • Open Notes or any other text editing app.
  • Paste the URL and delete the ‘amp’ part from the string.
  • Copy the edited URL back to the clipboard.
  • Return to Safari and paste it in a new tab. The regular web page version should allow you to play the embedded video without any hiccups!

Fix Safari Video Black Screen On Mac

The same issue has been reported on Macs running macOS Monterey. CeeYon confirms that the fix provided by Ajiaz works in macOS 12 too:

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

How to fix Safari video black screen on Mac.

  • Click Develop in the top menu bar while browsing Safari on Mac.
  • Hover on Experimental Features.
  • Scroll for GPU: Process Media. Click on it to disable it!

Are these tricks working? Are you able to fix the iOS 15 Safari video playback issue? Do you have a better solution? Use the comments section and share your feedback.

Related: Other common iOS 15 bugs are:
– Live Text not working on iPhone.
– Silent mode bug mutes audio playback for some third-party apps.
– Storage bug triggers iPhone Storage Almost Full notification, when there’s obviously enough free space available!

Курс доллара каждый день устанавливает новые исторические максимумы.

По состоянию на 12 марта, доллар стоил

а евро и вовсе поднялся до

Не внушает оптимизма и то, что с 25 февраля торги на Московской бирже так и не открылись, и это единственный шанс отсрочить неизбежный болезненный шок инвесторов в российские акции. Это также оттягивает стремительную девальвацию рубля, ведь она приведёт к снижению доходов всех россиян. Особенно трудно придётся беднейшим слоям населения, которые и сейчас тратят на еду почти все деньги.

Спасти национальную валюту практически нереально. Сегодня золотовалютные резервы ЦБ как чемодан без ручки –

около 300 из 640 МЛРД. ДОЛЛ. АРЕСТОВАНЫ,

а остальную часть международные банки отказываются покупать, чтобы самим не попасть под санкции. И перспектива дефолта не кажется такой уж призрачной.

Дефолт и обеднение

Последствия нового дефолта будут совершенно несопоставимы с кошмаром 1998 года. Сегодня поступление долларов в страну ограничено санкциями, и в случае дефолта активы в рублях обесценятся. По сути, кто придет первый, тот заберет свои деньги, а те, кто стоит за ним, ничего не получат. Так, 9 марта Банк России уже ограничил лимит на выдачу валютных средств граждан в размере до $10 тысяч, остальное – в рублях по курсу.

А дальше – заколдованный круг: чем больше рублей печатает Центральный банк, тем выше будет инфляция, тем больше люди будут бежать от рубля. Предприятия, особенно те, которые продают природные ресурсы, будут требовать за свою продукцию доллары, а не рубли, производственные цепочки начнут рушиться, увеличится безработица. Это будет процесс медленного сползания экономики в глубокую депрессию.

Пустые полки и очереди

Обычные люди вряд ли будут скупать гречку, консервы и чай, если ничего не предвещает беды. Но в последние дни многие россияне столкнулись с пугающими ограничениями на продажу социально-значимых продуктов в крупнейших сетях.

Например, а Ашане теперь нельзя купить больше 10 кг сахара и муки в одни руки. Ранее подобные запреты ввели Пятерочка, Перекресток и Карусель.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

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Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

В супермаркетах нельзя не заметить пустеющих полок с импортными подсанкционными товарами. Конечно, это не сопоставимо с дефицитом круп, но, например, потянуть виски Jack Daniels с Coca-Cola, а потом закурить Davidoff уже не получится — эти бренды покинули российский рынок вместе с сотнями других.

Исчезновение авиасообщения

Что означает закрытие воздушного пространства Европы для российских самолетов, мы уже знаем. А вот приостановка технической поддержки авиационными гигантами Boeing и Airbus, таит в себе гораздо больше неприятных сюрпризов.

Глава аэропорта Храброво в Калининграде заявляет: «Цепочка одного большого проблемного кейса: нет запчастей, нет сервисного обслуживания, нет возможности поддерживать летную годность. У нас в России 85% самолётов Airbus, Embraer, Dash и Boeing. 15% отечественного авиапрома, который стоит на крыле, в свою очередь, на 80% состоит из комплектующих ЕС»

8 марта авиакомпании креативно поздравили российских женщин, объявив об остановке всех международных рейсов. С этого дня за рубеж перестают летать «Аэрофлот», «Победа», «Россия», и «Аврора». Неудивительно, что в Шереметьево закроют международный терминал D.

Возникает вопрос: остануться ли внутренние рейсы? Непонятно. Сейчас обсуждают вариант национализации импортных самолетов «Аэрофлота», S7, «Победы», «России», «Уральских авиалиний» и Utair, но даже в этом случае на них можно будет летать не больше полугода, поскольку затем начнется дефицит запчастей — самолеты будут просто разбирать на запчасти.

Остановка производства и безработица

Почему сейчас все западные компании остановили свои заводы в России? Всё дело из-за нехватки импортных комплектующих. Первыми последствия прочувствовали Самарская, Калужская и Калининградская области, экономика которых в значительной мере зависит от автопрома. Завод Renault-Nissan в Тольятти (35 000 рабочих мест) останавливается из-за нехватки импортных запчастей. Перестает работать калининградский завод “Автотор” по сборке автомобилей BMW (3500 рабочих мест).

Всего же за последние три недели работу потеряли около 120 тысяч россиян,а к концу года эта цифра может вырасти в 9 миллионам. Из-за санкций ушли такие крупные работодатели как McDonald’s (62 000 сотрудников), PepsiCo (20 000) и IKEA (15 000).

О приостановке работы в России, прекращении новых инвестиций в страну или окончательном уходе объявили больше 350 компаний.

Уехать или остаться?

Пока российские граждане сомневаются, многие российские звезды уже сделали свой выбор. Алла Пугачева, Олег Газманов, Земфира, Ксения Собчак, Валерия и Эммануил Виторган — все они “случайно” покинули Россию после 24 февраля якобы из-за запланированных поездок. Тем временем, тысячи россиян уже бегут от надвигающейся беды в Грузию и Казахстан. А десятки тысяч пока сомневаются.

По подсчетам экспертов, военные действия на Украине обходятся российским налогоплательщикам

Добавьте к этому простои на производстве, задержку зарплат, разорение бизнеса, и, конечно же, мощный всплеск инфляции. Против спецоперации уже выступили миллиардеры Михаил Фридман («Альфа-Групп»), Олег Дерипаска («Русал») и Олег Тиньков (Тинькофф Банк).


А разве пустые холодильники это не предательство? Все знают, что величие державы на хлеб не намажешь. И пока Россия откатывается к худшей версии 90-ых, в наших руках вернуть себе нормальную жизнь. Выходите на центральные площади своих городов.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

Content-blocking Safari extensions let you select what kinds of items you want websites to load. Popular blockers prevent third-party tracking links, auto-play video, known malicious content, and a number of other undesirable elements. However, most blockers also let you block specific categories of ads or all ads.

Many websites depend on advertising, and the rise of ad blockers has had the concomitant effect of reducing ad revenue to those sites. (I’d argue that loading content from 70-plus ad networks and tracking systems, as some sites I visit do and allowing any advertiser without prior vetting to display ads, may have driven people to use blocking technology, but that’s a policy discussion.)

In recent weeks, it’s become clear in my browsing that editorial websites—ones that offer news and information—have rolled out more effective anti-blocking technology. This recognizes when a blocker is in use and either asks you disable it or blocks you from using the site. (It’s an escalation that I assume blockers will try to defeat with anti-anti-blocking technology that quietly loads and doesn’t display the anti-blocking bits that are used to detect blocking…and so forth.)

While you can configure your ad blocker (or multiple blocking tools) to whitelist particular sites, Safari for macOS offers a simpler way if you trust the site entirely—or just want to get rid of the messages.

Uncheck the Enable Content Blockers box to load a page that’s blocking blockers.

With the site loaded in Safari, Control-click the site’s name in the Address and Search bar (don’t click in the field first) or choose the menu item Safari > Settings for This Website. Now, uncheck the Enable Content Blockers box. Safari immediately reloads the page.

This isn’t ideal, of course. While websites have the absolute right to require you meet certain criteria to view their free or paid content, there’s also variability in what’s displayed and enough bandwidth consumed that a happier medium could be struck. For the meantime, this full on/off option may let you continue to access sites that would otherwise be unavailable.

If you’d like to modify your Content Blockers settings directly without using the Address and Search bar pop-over menu or visiting the site, choose Safari > Preferences > Websites and click the Content Blockers icon in the left-hand list. You can then modify settings for any Web site that you have currently open in a tab or that you’ve ever change preferences for.

I am a Cloudflare evangelist. Working on media heavy sites means Cloudflare has become a useful tool to speed up load times and offset bandwidth.

The service isn’t without it quirks. Over the last few months I have found media failing to auto-play in Safari and on iOS.

The problem was seemingly intermittent. As demonstrated above; previously cached mp4 files auto play while newly cached files do not in Safari.

Common Issues with Auto-playing Video

MP4 files are well supported and should auto play across modern browsers and devices, including iOS and mobile when correctly exported.

Typical issues with mp4 auto-play are:

  • Not removing the audio track
  • Not including muted tag within the video element
  • Not including playsinline within the video element.

A correctly formatted mp4 element should look like this.

Understanding the Problem

The reason that Cloudflare seems to cause issues is to do with how the video file headers are presented to Safari by Cloudflares server.

I would typically deploy a site with a Page Rule that caches everything within a sites media directory for as long as possible.

This means that all assets within that directory are served from Cloudflares edge-servers including video files.

You can check if a file is served by Cloudflare by inspecting the files header.

Content cached on Cloudflares edge servers will return

Ordinarily having static contents served from Cloudflare edge servers rather than your origin server is great. It reduces the load on your server and normally speeds up the load time of those assets for your visitors.

However, video files are different to images or other static content. Video doesn’t want to be loaded in one go.

Video should return a 206 Partial Content status in the file header.

The idea behind the 206 status is a file can quickly return a partial request that indicates the files Content Range followed by size.

This allows your browser to process larger files that require split or interrupted downloads with multiple simultaneous streams which improves latency.

The problem appears to be how Cloudflare receives and passes on files from the origin server that use a chunked or stream protocol rather than transmitting a file in full.

As Cloudflare does not receive the whole file so it cannot tell the full size. It isn’t able to pass a 206 status with a full file size.

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

While Chrome and Firefox happily take the 200 code and continue to download the file, streaming the video and allowing the file to play, Safari simply stops loading the video after the initial chunk and does not auto-play the video.

The Solution

We can bypass the problem by stopping Cloudflare caching video files and forcing them to be served by our origin server.

1) We can rewrite our initial Page Rule to include only JPGs.

2) We can leave the initial rule intact and introduce a second rule that explicitly excludes mp4 files. This is preferable as it allows other static files types to be cached.

By default most video files seem not to be cached by Cloudflare; there is some discussion that now smaller mp4 files do seem to be cached meaning option #2 is the only one that will be guaranteed to force video to be loaded from your origin server

Safari now disables auto-playing videos. here’s how to allow them for certain sites

As mp4 file is being served from your origin server with the correct 206 header it should now auto-play correctly in Safari.

The solution will allow video to autoplay but it is not ideal. The speed and bandwidth benefits of Cloudflare are lost as we end up being forced to serve video assets directly from the origin server.

I will update the article if I find a better solution.

A further run down and discussion of the issue can be found at “MP4 Won’t Load in Safari Using CloudFlare”

In the Customize panel you can control how your viewers experience the video. You can autoplay your videos and change player controls as well!


The Controls area includes options to tweak the video controls on your media. Don’t want viewers skipping important parts of your video? Seeya, Play Bar! You can customize your video however you’d like by adding or removing any buttons.

Start and End Behavior

Within the Controls panel, you can choose the start and end behavior for your video.

Need to autoplay your videos to grab attention? Check that Autoplay box, where you can set your video to Click for sound button,Muted, Play with sound, or Play sound if possible.

For end behavior you can choose from three options: Pause on the last frame, Reset to the first frame, and Loop the video.

Autoplay Your Videos

Need to capture your viewer’s attention right at page load? Can’t wait for them to click play? Autoplay is your new best friend.

To set your video to autoplay you’ll want to navigate to Controls in the Customize panel. There you’ll see a checkbox to Autoplay your video. You can choose to have the video play muted with a Click for Sound button, play Muted with no click for sound button (this is for autoplaying a silent video), Play with sound, or Play sound if possible.

Click for Sound will autoplay the video in a muted state, with the option for the viewer to manually turn on the volume. Muted will play the entire video silently. Play with sound will begin playback with audio, which means that the video will only autoplay in some browsers (where autoplay with sound is allowed). Play sound if possible will enable the video to autoplay everywhere, silently where required, and with sound where permitted.

Loop Your Videos

Setting your video to loop is a great way to keep your viewers engaged, or to just have some interesting background movement. At Wistia, we like to use looping autoplay videos to make high-quality GIF substitutes. Like this snazzy one of Joe dancing.

To loop your video, you’ll want to navigate to Controls in the Customize panel. You should see an option for End behavior. The default we set is for the video to Pause on the last frame. Switch the option to Loop the video, save your settings, and dance like Joe. 🎩


In the Controls tab you’ll be able to add and/or remove lots of buttons. Let’s walk through all of those buttons, and see what they look like.

Big Play Button

The Big Play Button overlays on your thumbnail. It’s visible before your viewer clicks play, and it indicates that your image is a video.

If you’d like to further customize the Big Play Button (past selecting a color), you can do so with the Player API, or with your very own custom thumbnail.

Video Length on Play Button

Wistia’s new player Vulcan allows you to display the time of the video on the big play button. This is the default setting, but you can disable the time stamp by unchecking this box.

Small Play Button

The small play button will pause and play your video. It will appear on your video when the viewer hovers over the video during playback. This option will also be shown if the Controls Visible on Load box is checked.

Play Bar

The play bar allows your viewers to scrub through your video. Disabling the play bar will disallow the viewer to skip ahead (and/or hop backward) in your video. The play bar also includes a hover thumbnail preview. Now your viewers can see what’s coming up next without skipping forward.

Volume Control

This button allows a viewer to change the volume of your video. To adjust the volume, hover over the icon, and drag the black dot up or down.

Full Screen

This option allows a viewer to watch your video in full screen. That’s pretty much its hit single.

Settings Control

Settings allow your viewers to choose their playback quality and speed.

Most videos are set to Auto, which will use adaptive streaming to play your videos. You can, however, manually choose a quality by selecting one from the settings menu.

A viewer can also choose to set a playback speed for videos. This is great for long form teaching videos, or just regular old hilarity .

Controls Visible on Load

All of your controls (play buttons, play bar, volume) can be set to be visible as soon as the thumbnail loads for your video. Just select this option in the Controls tab. Here’s what your video will look like when this is set to true.

Fun fact: this video has all controls turned on, including Controls Visible on Load.

Wistia Context Menu

You may have notice a small menu appear on your video when you right click. Let me introduce you to the Wistia Context Menu.

Let’s walk through this. About Wistia brings folks to the Wistia website to learn more if they wish.

Report a Problem captures data from your current viewing experience. This is helpful for our Support Team when things aren’t working quite as expected. If you are experiencing any issues, submit a problem report, then reach out to our Support Team and let them know which video you submitted that report on.

Copy Link & Thumbnail is an easy way to grab, you guessed it, the link and thumbnail of the video you are watching. This is great way to easily share your video! You can read more on that function here.

360 Video

Have a 360 video? Dang, you’re ahead of the curve. 🌐

Check out our 360 video page for all the details about hosting 360 videos on Wistia.

If that’s not something you care about, that’s cool too. Just click the 360 video checkbox after you’ve uploaded your 360 video, and don’t forgot to save your customizations.

Controls on Mobile

Videos played in most mobile environments will utilize the operating system’s native player. In the case of Android and iOS devices, Wistia controls will be overridden by the native player. This means that most customizations made in the Customize panel will not be applied. This includes any player controls you’ve specified.

Check out our screenshot of a Wistia video on an iPhone.

Popover Controls

Our popover embed has a few perks that aren’t in the Customize panel. You might not be in love with the animation we have for the thumbnail on a popover. (As shown below.)

If that’s not your jam, you’ll just want to change one tiny piece of your popover embed code. Change popoverAnimateThumbnail=true to popoverAnimateThumbnail=false .

Afterwards, you’re good to go!

For more on customizing your popover embeds, check out our popover customizations page.


Sometimes your controls might look a little wonky, or be missing altogether. In some cases, you might have some overly aggressive CSS that’s affecting your video embeds. We recommend testing out the Fallback embed. It’s a more resilient iframe embed code type, that is not as easily overwhelmed by aggressive CSS.

Still no luck? Check out our embed troubleshooting guide for more or give us a holler.

While most websites are getting away from Flash, there are still certain websites that feature Flash Videos and you may feel like watching them. Hence, we are providing below the steps to fix the problem of Flash Videos not Playing on Mac in Safari and Chrome Browsers.

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Flash Videos Not Playing on Mac

The problem of Flash Videos not playing on Mac is related to macOS not being readily compatible with Adobe Flash Player and it can be fixed by tweaking certain browser settings to make Flash Videos run on Mac.

In general, you should be able to fix the problem of Flash Videos not playing on Mac using the following methods.

  1. Install Adobe Flash Player
  2. Enable Flash in Web browser
  3. Enable JavaScript in Web browser
  4. Disable Popup Blocking
  5. Clear Browser Cache
  6. Uninstall/Reinstall Adobe Flash Player

Note: YouTube does not use Flash and you should not have any problem Playing YouTube Videos on Mac using either Safari or Chrome Browsers.

If there is problem playing YouTube Videos, make sure that you have the latest version of Safari and Chrome Browsers installed on your Mac.

1. Install Adobe Flash Player on Mac

In order to be able to play Flash Videos, you will need to download and Install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player on your Mac.

In case you haven’t done this, you can download and Install Adobe Flash Player by going to Adobe’s official Flash Player Page.

Note: Make sure you install Flash Player from Adobe’s official website and not from any other website.

2. Enable Flash in Safari/Chrome Browser

Even after installing Adobe Flash Player, you may still find Flash Videos not playing on Mac. This is due to the default setting in Safari, which only allows Flash to be enabled on a site-by-site basis.

This can be fixed by going to Safari Preferences screen and enabling Flash Player Player in the Plug-ins section.

Click on Safari tab in the top menu bar of Mac and click on Preferences . Next, click on Websites and make sure that Adobe Flash Player Plugin is selected for the website (See image below).

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At the bottom right corner, you will see the option to enable Flash when visiting other websites. For security reasons, it is recommended that you stick to the default option of enabling Flash on a Site-by-site basis.

In case of Chrome browser, you can enable Flash Player support by going to “Privacy and Security” section in Chrome Advanced Settings.

Click on 3-dots menu icon located at top right corner and click on Settings. Scroll down and click on Advanced. Scroll down again and click on Content Settings option located in “Privacy and Security” section.

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Next, click on Flash and toggle ON the option for Ask First (recommended) .

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3. Enable Javascript in Safari and Chrome

In order to play Flash Videos, you also need JavaScript to be enabled in the web browser. Hence, make sure that JavaScript is enabled in Safari or Chrome Browser on your Mac.

Click on Safari tab in top menu bar of Mac and click on Preferences . Next, click on the Security tab and check Enable Javascript option.

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In case of Chrome browser, click on 3-dots menu icon located at the top-right corner and click on Settings . Scroll down and click on Advanced . Next, scroll down to “Privacy and Security” section and click on Content Settings .

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On the next screen, click on JavaScript and toggle ON the option for Allowed (Recommended).

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4. Disable Popup Blocking in Safari/Chrome

Certain websites won’t allow you to play videos, unless you disable the option to block Popups in your web browser. You can try to disable popup blocking for that particular website and see if you are able to play Videos.

In Safari, you can disable Popup blocking by going to Security Section of Safari Preferences screen.

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In Chrome, you can either toggle ON the option for Blocked (recommended) under Popups section or enable Popups for a particular website by adding the website to Allow list in Popups section.

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Note: In above image, popups are allowed only for website mentioned in “Allow” section and disabled for All other websites.

5. Clear Browser Cache

If the Videos are still not working, it is likely that your web browser is loading old cached pages, instead of downloading the latest ones.

To clear Cache in Chrome, click on the 3-dots menu icon > More Tools and then click on Clear Browsing Data option.

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On the next screen, make sure that “Cached images and files” are checked and click on Clear Data button.

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To clear Cache on Safari browser, you can take a look at this article: How to Clear Safari Browser Cache on Mac.

6. Uninstall/Reinstall Adobe Flash Player

This fix can work if the version of Adobe Flash Player as installed on your Mac has become corrupted or outdated.

Download Flash Player Uninstaller for Mac from Adobe’s official website and follow the instructions to uninstall Flash Player on your Mac.

After removing Flash Player, Restart your Mac and download/install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player from Adobe’s official website.

Originally promised to be delivered last January as part of version 64 of Chrome but delayed until now, the feature will stop any video that is set to autoplay with sound from doing so on sites where the video is not the primary purpose. That includes video reports for news sites and other ancillary video that is often played off to the side of text.

Video that plays without audio, or that a user has tapped or clicked on, will still play. On mobile, autoplaying videos will be allowed on sites that have been added as a bookmark to the home screen, while desktop sites that a user frequently actively watches video on will be allowed to autoplay videos with sound as ranked by the firm’s new Media Engagement Index (MEI).

Google is seeking to make controlling “unexpected media playback” automatic, while allowing users to continue enjoying content they actively want to, particularly on sites such as YouTube or Netflix that are dedicated to media playback. As such MEI registers the number of visits to a particular site v the number of times a user watches video content on that site that’s larger than 200 x 140 pixels, for longer than seven seconds with audio unmuted.

Until now users have been able to mute all sound by default from a particular site, but not block the video from playing on that site. Third-party tools and settings that block particular content from loading have been available for a while to fill that gap, but now Google is baking a system in that it thinks will work well for the majority of users.

The autoplay blocking adds to the existing ban on video, pop-up and intrusive adverts that began being blocked from 15 February within Google’s browser on both desktop and mobile – another move by Google to dissuade users from installing third-party tools, in this case adblockers.

Google’s Chrome dominates the web browser market, employed by 57.7% of internet users in March across desktop and mobile leaving Apple’s Safari a distant second with 14.8% of the market, according data from StatCounter. That means changes made by default within Chrome are likely to have a significant impact on how websites operate.

Chrome version 66 is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, with its mobile version rolling out to Android and iOS.

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Source: Luke Filipowicz / iMore

If you have children with iPhones or iPads, or who frequently use yours, and you want to control the type of content they can access when browsing the web in Safari, you’re in luck — Apple lets you do just that. Whether you want to automatically limit all adult content to prevent a child from accidentally hitting a link they shouldn’t, blacklist specific websites, or shut off all sites except for the ones you specifically whitelist, you’ll find everything you need right in Settings and Restrictions.

Here’s how to block websites in Safari and manage the parental controls (restrictions) for web content.

How to limit adult content in Safari for iPhone and iPad

If you’re not overly worried and just want to try to prevent your kids from hitting links that take them to adult material, or there are only a few sites you want to make sure they never land on, you can use the automatic settings and the blacklist feature. Before you start, you’ll need to make sure you have set up Screen Time on your device.

  1. Launch Settings from the home screen.
  2. Choose Screen Time.

Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.

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Source: iMore

Choose Limit Adult Websites.

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Source: iMore

How to block specific websites in Safari on iPhone and iPad

If limiting adult content isn’t enough, or you happen to notice a URL that has slipped through the cracks, you can always block any URL you want with restrictions.

  1. Launch Settings from the home screen.
  2. Choose Screen Time.

Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.

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Source: iMore

Choose Limit Adult Websites

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Source: iMore

Select Back at the top left.

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Source: iMore

Repeat this process for each site you’d like to block. Keep in mind that if certain websites have mobile sites, you may need to block them separately. If you find a site that’s still getting through after you attempt to block it, visit that site and look in the Address Bar of Safari to make sure you’re blocking the correct URL. Copy it if you need to and paste it into restrictions.

How to block everything and whitelist only specific sites in Safari for iPhone and iPad

For very young children, or if you simply want to make sure nothing is accessible except what you specifically allow, you can disable everything and then only turn back on the sites you consider absolutely permissible, like Apple or Disney.

  1. Launch Settings from the home screen.
  2. Choose Screen Time.

Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.

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Source: iMore

Choose Allowed Websites Only.

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Source: iMore

Choose Back.

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With macOS®, app notifications became an integral part of our lives. We get notified about upcoming events, scheduled meetings, emails, Facebook messages, birthdays, and websites we accidentally subscribed to.

Don’t get me wrong, notifications are extremely useful and help optimize workflow.

But what if sometimes we need quiet time to focus on important tasks, avoid distractions, give a presentation, or simply sleep? How to turn off all the Mac® notifications?

I’ll cover the steps needed to stop getting app notifications in macOS, either all at once or one by one.

1. Disable All Distractions with an App

The easiest way to disable all notifications on Mac is to use Parallels Toolbox Mac utilities. Toolbox is a Swiss-Army knife for MacOS that brings convenience of smartphones to desktop, which allows you not only to switch to Do Not Disturb mode on the fly, but also keep your focus with Presentation Mode that Instantly disables those embarrassing pop-ups or bouncing icons.

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The application automatically detects when additional displays are connected and prevent any distractions to occur. Additionally you can quickly get ready for a presentation with easy access to hide a messy desktop or lock screen when you’re done with work.

Here are just a few of other 30+ amazing features of Toolbox:

Download Video – Grab music and videos from Youtube, Vimeo or Facebook and watch them offline.

Clean Drive and Free Memory – Free up extra disk space and keep your Mac optimized for the best performance.

Take Screenshots or Record a Video with a single click for quick cut-and-paste jobs.

You can download Toolbox and try it out for free here (no registration needed).

2. Pause Notifications from Notification Center

To quickly stop receiving notifications until midnight, do the following:

  1. Click on the Notification Center icon in the menu bar.
  2. Swipe down until you see the Do Not Disturb label.
  3. Switch on Do Not Disturb mode.
  4. Alternatively, hold down the Option key while you click the Notification Center icon.

When Do Not Disturb is on, the Notification Center icon on the right is dimmed. During that time, the notifications arrive silently in Notification Center until midnight or the scheduled time.

3. Enable Do Not Disturb for Your Preferred Amount of Time

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Mac users can specify when they don’t want to be disturbed—as well as set how apps show notifications—with Notifications System Preferences.

To turn off notifications for your preferred time, do the following:

  1. From the Apple Menu in the top left corner, open System Preferences.
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Stop notifications during the specific time range, when the display is sleeping, or when you’re mirroring the screen.

4. Disable Safari Notifications

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Push-up notifications in Safari are a relatively new feature, but more and more websites are offering them. Usually, a user voluntarily subscribes to a website’s notifications from a pop-up window. Sometimes, however, it happens accidentally.

To disable unwanted notifications from a website, do the following:

  1. Open Safari and click Safari -> Preferences in the top menu bar.
  2. Open the Websites tab.
  3. Select Notifications on the left-side menu.
  4. Choose which website notifications you want to disable.

Hint: if you need to uninstall apps, it’s not recommended to drag them to the trash as different applications tend to leave lots of unwanted files on you hard drive. It’s best to use a dedicated uninstaller tool, like Toolbox Uninstall Apps. You can download Toolbox and try it out for free here.

5. Turn Off Updates Notifications

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The App Store in macOS pushes update notifications for installed apps whenever they become available. To turn them off, you can now simply do the following:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top bar.
  2. Open System Preferences.
  3. Find the App Store.
  4. Turn off the “Automatically check for updates” option.

That covers all the steps for turning off notifications on your Mac. Make sure to turn them on again when you’re done with your project so you don’t miss any important notifications!

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Adobe Flash Player is a plugin that allows you to interact with sites that offer multimedia experiences, like games and animation.

Enabling Adobe Flash Player on your Mac is easily done, provided you have it installed and you know which version of the Safari browser you’re using.

Note, however, that support for Adobe Flash Player will be ending in 2020 — these instructions work for now, but they may soon become outdated once Adobe ends the service.

Here’s what you’ll need to do.

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How to enable Adobe Flash Player on a Mac using Safari

For these directions, you’ll need to know the version of Safari you’re using. To find out, open Safari, click “Safari” in the top toolbar and then choose “About Safari.”

Here’s what you need to do to enable Adobe Flash Player if you have Safari version 11.0 or newer:

1. First of all, make sure that you have Adobe Flash Player downloaded. Go here if you need it.

2. Open Safari.

3. Click “Safari” in the top toolbar, then choose “Preferences.”

4. Toggle over to “Websites.”

5. If necessary, scroll down to the plugins section in the left toolbar.

6. Check the box to enable Adobe Flash Player.

From that screen, you’ll also be able to set Adobe Flash Player to automatically stay on, ask you to turn on, or be disabled when you visit other websites.

If you have an earlier version of Safari, you’ll still have to go through Safari’s “Preferences” to enable Flash Player. But instead of using the “Websites” tab, toggle over to the “Security” tab.

Then, make sure that the boxes next to “Enable Javascript” and “Allow Plug-ins” are checked. After that, you’ll either click “Plugin Settings” or “Manage Website Settings” (you’ll see different prompts depending on your version of Safari).

Those with version 10 or newer (but still older than Safari 11) should continue on to step four, as listed above. Those with versions earlier than 10 will need to select the “When visiting other websites” menu, then choose “On” for Adobe Flash Player.

Turn off Annoying Sounds in Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Other Browsers

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    So you have your headphones on, and you’re grooving along to your favorite music on YouTube while you enter sweepstakes. when it happens. An ad starts blaring on a website you’ve opened, blasting your eardrums and shaking you out of your groove.

    There are many good reasons to turn off sounds in your internet browser. Maybe you’re listening to music while you work or watching television while you enter sweepstakes, and you don’t want to be interrupted. Maybe you don’t want to disturb other people in the room with you, or perhaps you just don’t want to be scared half to death by unexpected noises blaring at you when you open a new page.

    Luckily, you don’t have to be at the mercy of ads, news broadcasts, or sweepstakes sites that blast sound when you visit them. These tips will help you disable sound in your browser, allowing you to browse in peace.

    How to Turn Off Sound for Individual Tabs in Your Web Browser:

    Perhaps you don’t want to shut off sound altogether, but only block it in a particular tab. This trick lets you continue to listen to sound playing in other tabs.

    You can mute sounds in Firefox by looking for the speaker icon on the tab that’s playing music. Click on that speaker icon to turn sound off for that tab. Click the icon again to turn the sound back on again.

    Disable sounds in Internet Explorer by opening Advanced Features under Settings.

    Turn off sounds in Chrome by right-clicking on the tab and selecting the Mute Site option. If you aren’t sure which tab is making the noise, look for a little speaker icon on the offending tab.

    To mute Safari sounds, look for the speaker icon in the address bar. Click on it while on a tab that’s playing sound and it mutes that tab. If you click on it on a tab that isn’t playing sound, clicking the speaker icon mutes all tabs.

    Microsoft Edge lets you mute individual tabs by right-clicking the tab in question and selecting the Mute Tab option.

    Now that you know how to mute individual tabs, continue on to find out how you can disable all browser noises.

    Disable Sounds in Your Internet Browser Using Windows:

    If you want to disable sounds from playing altogether, you can prevent your internet browser from playing any sounds at all. This prevents you from being interrupted at all.

    Here’s how you do it in Windows:

    1. Open Your Control Panel: The easiest way to open the Control Panel is to click the Magnifying Glass icon, then search for Control Panel.
    2. Open Internet Properties: Use the search box to find the Internet Properties section of the Control Panel.
    3. Select the Advanced tab: This is usually on the far-right side of the Internet Properties screen.
    4. Scroll Down to Multimedia: Scroll through the options until you see the Multimedia section.
    5. Uncheck the Play Sounds Option: Click to uncheck the option to “Play Sounds in webpages.” This will turn off all sounds in your internet browsers.
    6. Turn Sounds on Again When You’re Ready: If you’d like to resume listening to sounds on your internet browser, go through these steps again, but this time, check the “Play Sounds in Web pages” option.

    Disable Sounds in Mac

    Mac lets you disable browser sounds in Safari. To find out how, follow these directions from Apple Support: Mute audio tabs in Safari on Mac.

    Use Plug-Ins to Turn Off Browser Sounds:

    You can also use browser plug-in programs to modify how your internet browser handles sounds. This gives you more control than blocking sounds from your browser altogether, since you can allow some sites to play music (like YouTube, for example). Here are some plug-ins you can try:

      for Firefox blocks sounds from all websites that aren’t on a whitelist. helps you find which of your tabs are playing sound, then lets you stop or pause the culprit. It also automatically shuts off the sound for any tabs playing in the background.
    • If advertisements are annoying you by auto-playing sound, ad-blocking plug-ins will prevent them from running at all.

    As you can see, you have several options to help you control the sounds you hear in your browser. You don’t have to be annoyed by unwanted noises as you play, work, or enter sweepstakes.

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