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#1 Jejking

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 14:15

I think it's rubbish to oblige your viewers to watch content by autoplaying stuff on the homepage. It puts viewers right with their noses in your truckload of news and I don't like the looks of that one. I'm a viewer, you get paid for my views, then listen to this: stop making me do crazy stuff with the stop-button to prevent a site autoplaying things I didn't ask for, especially not with sound. It's simply not nice.

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#2 AdHoc

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 14:30

I have to agree...

Every day, I open every article I want to read in different tabs simultaneously, so that I have 5 to 10 players playing the same video all at once, very annoying...

#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 15:04

If you use either Firefox or Chrome there's an extension called Flashblock which prevents autoplay. If you're using IE you can also tweak it to mimic that: http://lifehacker.co...h-block-feature

#4 AdHoc

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 15:18

That's a good solution, but I'd like to keep the number of extensions in Firefox at a minimum, already having a certain amount of them running.

And on principle, autoplay should be banned from the Internet.

#5 Dudley

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:45

That's a good solution, but I'd like to keep the number of extensions in Firefox at a minimum, already having a certain amount of them running.

And on principle, autoplay should be banned from the Internet.


Yep, autosport forced me to end up using Flashblock too, which is a shame because I'd rather them be able to show the ads that pay for that part of the site. Having Chrome near die because of 20 simultaneously flash videos though? No.

#6 Jejking

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 23:54

Did someone end up trashing posts here or sthg? I could swear that there were more posts in here :S

#7 panzani

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 21:38

For the videos we have the option to allow or not autoplay. You can check a checkbox. It has been discussed before and autosport people kindly made the option available long time ago.

On the other hand, if you are talking adverts, well, for non-subscribers there are adverts, obviously. And some of them are not static images but videos, as expected, isn't it?

Edited by panzani, 12 December 2011 - 21:38.


#8 AdHoc

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:00

This option doesn't work on public computers or at work, because cookies are not stored and cache/preferences are regularly reset.

But it's a great option indeed, the best you can do in this situation ;)

Edited by AdHoc, 13 December 2011 - 10:01.


#9 BRG

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 22:04

If you use either Firefox or Chrome there's an extension called Flashblock which prevents autoplay. If you're using IE you can also tweak it to mimic that: http://lifehacker.co...h-block-feature

Thanks for this suggestion. :up:

The Autoplay function has been irritating me for ages. Now Flashblock has saved me!

#10 Jejking

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:08

It simply puzzles me why there hasn't been any kind of response of the website builders or moderators on this one. Well, I'm kind to whatever pleases me but with this stuff I don't mind if Autosport misses any clicks or income from me to be honest. Flashblock it's going to be, because this is out of hand, imho.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 22:59

I would never usually criticise a service I get so much enjoyment from but the autoplay really winds me up having to search for the pause button. I like the video updates, hate the autoplay. Has caught me out a couple of times at work too (when I should be working!).

#12 Jejking

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:13

I would never usually criticise a service I get so much enjoyment from but the autoplay really winds me up having to search for the pause button. I like the video updates, hate the autoplay. Has caught me out a couple of times at work too (when I should be working!).

Must be the mods, working for employers ;)

But the issue is STILL GOING ON, and since about a month there has been STILL NO REPLY. Is anybody even reading this thread? :confused:

#13 slideways

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:17

I created or contributed to another thread on this some time ago. I believe the official response was along the lines of get used to it. Or in my case log into my account as it won't autoplay for subscribers.

It used to be an issue to me when I was on exotic net links and fresh pcs, and had to pay crazy data costs.

#14 Vic Vega

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:04

Brilliant idea by the News of the Autosport!

#15 KirilVarbanov

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:10

Lads, there's a check button for Auto Play - you can just unmark it, this will set a cookie and on subsequent reloads of the pages it won't autoplay.
Just tested with Chrome.