Safari 11 and playing videos

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  1. blackxacto macrumors 6502a

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    Visiting Reddit in Safari 11 on a 17,1 Sierra iMac w 24gb RAM, I can no longer play gif or simple videos from Reddit. I can play videos from YouTube. Did Safari 11 reset video settings some how?

    When visiting Reddit, all I see are a picture, which would normally begin playing the gif or small video, but not in Safari 11.

    Anyone might have a clue what has happened?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    Safari 11 has new feature to configure Auto-Play preference. The default is "Stop Media with Sound". Change it to "Allow All Auto-Play" for Reddit if you want want it to automatically play videos. The setting is in Safari Preferences>Websites>Auto-Play.
     
  3. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I tried this and restarted Safari 11, nothing changed. Do I have to restart the iMac?
     
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  5. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did something in terminal this year, to stop auto-playing videos. Can’t remember what command I used, or where I got the command text. The terminal had stopped all auto play videos everywhere, but with a couple of side effects, like needing to recenter videos during play.

    If I updated to Safari 11, wouldn’t that cancel the terminal commands I input this past year?
     
  6. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Gifs play in column view Finder, but they don't play in Safari 11.
     
  7. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Senior Tech tells me this is an on going issue w Safari 11. The Senior tech says there will be a correcting update soon. But for now Safari 11 cannot play gifs.
     
  8. 960design macrumors 68030

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    https://giphy.com

    All gifs playing properly in Safari 11.0
    I was going to make a video and attach it here, but probably better if you just go to the site yourself and give it a minute to load, there are alot gifs on that page.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 21, 2017 ---
    https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/
    All gifs are playing when clicked, they do not autoplay.
     
  9. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, your page plays.

    Please go to https://www.reddit.com

    I can get none of the gifs from reddit to play. I have to download them, and play them in column view, or other apps.
    I called Apple Support, the senior tech told me Safari doesn't play gifs. Don't know what to think now.
     
  10. 960design macrumors 68030

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    I did... see the second part of the post:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/
    All gifs are playing when clicked, they do not autoplay.

    I went to the main page, but could not find a gif. Do you have a direct link... the main page has thumbnails and videos and they all work as expected.
     
  11. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Reddit gifs play perfectly in ios 11, but not in safari 11 on my iMac 10.12.6. The tech could not get them to play.
     
  12. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Content Blocking was ON for Reddit after upgrading to Safari 11. Sheeeessss!
     
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    Tech was a genius.
     

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