Feature Request | Please provide first-class way to control audio and video auto-playback.

By design Issue #841238


Sep 16, 2014
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

open a website which uses video advertisements (foxnews.com, for example). notice that the video advertisements automatically play (with audio).

Expected Results:

The user may indicate their preference for audio and video auto-payback.

If the user is on a non-metered connection, this option may default to auto-play. But for metered connections, the user should be prompted to indicate their preference.

ALL plugins are expected to respect this setting and the user should not have to indicate their preference on a per plugin or per website basis. While websites may configure their videos with a preference to auto-play, the user’s preference MUST be respected.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Venkat K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Venkat K.” to “IE F.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

      Changed Assigned To from “IE F.” to “Charles M.”

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