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Solved Film and Music Clips do not start

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by dougglos, Jan 6, 2019.

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  1. dougglos

    dougglos Thread Starter

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    If I want to watch a film or music clip (for example one on YouTube) when I click on it all that happens is that a spinning wheel goes on without connecting to the relevant clip. The only way I can then get it to start is to click on the "pause" symbol and then the "start" arrowhead which replaces the pause. Is there any way I can get the clips simply to start without these additional steps, please?
     
  2. plodr

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    I've been doing it this way since last year. If you find a solution, please post what worked.
     
  3. plodr

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    I think I fixed it.
    If your browser is Firefox or one of the offshoots (Palemoon, Waterfox, etc.) type about:config in the address bar.
    In the filter box type the following
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    media.autoplay.enabled
    Be sure that this is set to true.

    I tested it in Palemoon and Firefox and that seems to have fixed it for me.
     
  4. dougglos

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    My browser is Google Chrome, but I wouldn't know how to use your suggested solution in that. I have tried entering "about:config" there, but just receive the following:-

    This site can’t be reached
    The webpage at chrome://config/
     
  5. plodr

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    Sorry, I don't use chrome in Windows - ever.

    I'll search and see if I can find something about settings for it.

    What I'm seeing is that autoplay is enabled.
    What extensions/addons have you installed?
     
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    There is Adblock, Adblock Plus and something called "Disable HTML5 Autoplay". I do not know whether this last item is a pointer to my problem! Also, should Autoplay not be enabled?
     
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    That's probably the culprit. If you don't want to pause then Yes, autoplay should be enabled.
     
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    As I posted previously, one of the extensions in my Chrome browser was showing as “HTML5”, so I thought that I would see the result if I clicked on its “Disable” option. After I did this (and also enabling Autoplay in the Control Panel) I then attempted to play about a dozen You Tube music clips.


    Each one has started up right away and played through perfectly!


    So I am keeping my fingers crossed that this will be maintained, but in the meantime I thank you for your input.


    I will keep an eye on it for a few days, and hopefully will then be able to mark this thread “Solved”.


    Best regards.
     
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    Good. Keep notes just in case it happens again so you know what to disable.
     
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