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 Post subject: Autoplaying video embeds, argh
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:00 am 
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I've noticed that embedded Youtube videos are currently set up to autoplay on the forums. All of them. Even if there's 5+ video embeds in a single post.

I find autoplaying audio/video to be really annoying, and I doubt I'm alone here. Can we perhaps get a setting to stop the autoplay?

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 Post subject: Re: Autoplaying video embeds, argh
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:10 am 
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That is not a setting on the forums, that is people enabling autoplay when they link the video.

Where's the thread you're talking about?

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 Post subject: Re: Autoplaying video embeds, argh
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:05 pm 
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Um... all the threads? Or at least every thread I've seen so far with a Youtube link.

The sticky in Recruitment Ideas titled "How to Recruit" has five videos that all start playing at once.

I also clicked open a bunch of topics in the foamsmithing forum yesterday, and got an autoplaying video that I eventually tracked down to the red crossguard thread.

If autoplay IS an option that users have when posting Youtube links, I suspect it's defaulting to on, rather than off. Time for a little testing...

Hmm. Yeah. After a little bit of testing, can't get it to NOT autoplay. I'll leave my failed attempt at non-autoplay below.

[youtube autoplay=off]XyRLoUeuXxw[/youtube]

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 Post subject: Re: Autoplaying video embeds, argh
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:32 am 
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Hmm, that's weird. So, it looks like what I had done was to hardcode autoplay=0 in the custom youtube tag I made to prevent that kind of behavior in the past.

Since then, YouTube appears to have changed the way they handle their GET parameters, which was causing autoplay=0 to do the opposite.

I've fixed it, and the videos don't autoplay any more.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Thanks Derian. I didn't even realize there was a way to prevent autoplay.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Hurray, glad to hear it, Derian :). It's annoying that the API changed, but at least we got that sorted out.

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