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No Auto Videos

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I am not sure why site owners do this but having videos autorun is very annoying. I believe this detracts from a user’s experience with a website if they must take time to stop a video. I do not believe I am alone in being annoyed by this. Here are a few links that state how to stop autorun videos-

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/15/16311310/google-chrome-autoplay-videos-january

https://www.consumerreports.org/internet/how-to-stop-videos-from-autoplaying/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/technology/personaltech/stopping-video-autoplay-on-google-chrome.html

User Experience (or UX) will make or break a website. The only reason I could think why a site would want auto videos would be to inflate their video view statistics… which is then a false impression.

Please, site owners, do not allow videos to autoplay. It is not good UX.