Control Auto Play of Music And Videos on Websites

Flash-&-silverlightMusic and video embedded in a webpage is nice. It will start playing when you enter the page. But, it will also unnecessarily increase your broadband usage, takes long times to load the page (on dial-up), and utilize more memory. For Firefox browser, the extensionStop Autoplay’ helps you solve this issue.
Stop Autoplay blocks the auto play of the embedded music and movies in a website and then play it when you wish by just clicking the play button.stop-autoplay

To disable auto-play of embedded music you have two modes to choose:

  1. Disable only the autoplay of the embedded media. In this option, the media file will still be loaded and embedded when page is loading. To play you need to click the play button.
  2. Block the media completely when loading a page. It will be replaced by a frame with a play button in the center of the window. Click in the frame to load and then play it.

You can download Stop Autoplay (for Firefox 3.6 – 4.0) at Mozilla add-on directory. (Similar add-on for Chrome)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Vijiraj

    Feb 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks! certainly very useful tool.

    • rewd1

      Sep 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      Unfortunately this add-on no longer exists.


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