Please press Play to Play
March 9, 2012 Leave a comment
I’m one of those who are annoyed that YouTube videos start playing immediately when you open them, especially if I want to open several, but watch them one at a time. I found these two little gems that address this problem:
For Google Chrome: Stop Autoplay for YouTube (current version 0.11.5.24)
Stops the video playing, but allows buffering. You may find that the video plays for a fraction of a second before stopping, but that’s a minor detail.
For Mozilla Firefox: YouTube Autoplay Stopper (current version 1.0.7)
Replaces the YouTube video window with a blank frame and a big Play button in the centre, but does not start buffering until you press start playing the video.
In the words of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation: Share and Enjoy 🙂