How can I open a webpage with a video file w/o it playing automatically?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by randomtitle, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. randomtitle macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2009
    I recently "upgraded" to Snow Leopard and Quicktime X. Since then, there has been one increasingly annoying problem: Anytime a webpage has a movie (more specifically, a movie with its own URL), it opens it up with QT in the browser and automatically starts playing the movie. Despite deleting QT X and reverting to QT 7, the problem persists, no matter the browser (I have 4). So 2 questions:
    1. Why is it that this was NOT a problem at all in Tiger (simply disabled the autoplay in QT, worked for everything), but is a huge problem in Snow Leopard?
    2. More importantly, how do I fix it without writing a Terminal script that is the length of War and Peace? :p
  2. Turian.Spectre macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2010
    What browser are you using? And could you include a screen shot of your browser when that happens? You can do that by pressing Command+Shift+3 for your entire screen, or Command+Shift+4+Space then Click on the window you want a picture of. It will be on your desktop.

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