Safari & auto-play video blocking

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  1. SRTM macrumors regular

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    I'm a Web Designer/Developer, and i'm just wondering about how developers are going to deal with this feature Apple is implementing in Safari. This is a big deal for websites that have giant background videos/video-centric sites.

    Questions for those who have the beta:
    - Is the option to disable/enable autoplaying videos in the browser preferences?
    - I do not have the beta to test with, could someone send me a screenshot of a website with a large video? (for eg. http://mediaboom.com/#/home , https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/) and how it appears when its stopped. Does a play button appear over the design or something?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Don't put any autoplay video, problem solved. The sole reason the blocking feature exists in adblockers and now safari is that it is unwanted and annoying as hell. It is flashing text, horn blasting and strobe blinking level stuff.
     
  3. SRTM thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea that's understandable. Going forward new websites won't have them, but i'm wondering how current websites like the ones I linked appear in the new Safari for you?
     
  4. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65816

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    Here is a screen shot of Safari Website preferences. I am guessing this the setting that blocks video?

    Auto Play.png
     
  5. SRTM thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm ok thanks, looks like its stopping them by default.
     
  6. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, that was the default. I haven't touched it. Not sure what Content Blockers does but the default is on?
     
  7. SRTM thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe content blocker is just an ad-blocker type feature?
     
  8. ryxn macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that's what my experience has been. Mostly with popups and some ads on websites.
     
  9. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65816

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    So I should probably turn it on?
     
  10. ryxn macrumors regular

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    Give it a shot and see if you notice anything different. I use 3rd party ad blocking extensions so it's been subtle for me.
     
  11. blackxacto macrumors 6502a

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    A Senior Apple Tech told me that Safari 11 will not play gifs at this time. The tech says it will be corrected in an update, but Safari 11 will not play gif animations for the present, no matter what your settings in Safari Preferences.
     
  12. blackxacto macrumors 6502a

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    Please ignore my post above. The lazy Apple Senior Tech didn't want to fool w me telling me that my issue was to be only fixed w future update. It took several days to figure out that installing Safari 11 changed settings in Safari Pref/Websites/Content Blockers and Auto-Play. Look in those two items for problems w playing videos in Safari 11.
     
  13. EugW macrumors 601

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    Umm, that is not even close to being correct.

    http://www.giphy.com
     
  14. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    This is the second thread I've read through this morning where someone spoke to a supposed "Senior Tech" who turned out to be a complete dumb@$$.
     

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