Sunday, January 13, 2008

Stop Playing Video Automatically on Your Website

If you go to espn.com a lot you probably understand my pain. The moment you go to espn.com they got some guy providing the same commentary over and over on another ball game (i.e. too much pressure flustered the quarterback, you can't make mistakes in the playoffs)

I am now forced to mute my speaker on my computer and once I go to youtube or find another interesting video and click the play button I have three or four browser tabs contributing different sounds. If you have 10 - 12 tabs open on Firefox it is a pain in the butt to find out which sites are causing the issue.

If you own a website and you have video on it please do not play it automatically. Let the user click on the play button.

1 comment:

dblackdc said...

I found this annoying too at espn.com. If you sign up for a username and password, however, you can click on the "customize" button and uncheck "automatically play video." This seems to stop it.