Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MacOS High Sierra Ready to Murder Autoplay Videos #Apple #Security #Blessing

Autoplay videos are the worst thing to happen to the Internet after spam, social networks, and politicians who use Twitter.

MacOS High Sierra should be released at the end of the Summer and it promises immediate death for autoplay videos.

When you’re on a website with autoplay videos, you can change how those video behave. Click on Safari > Settings for This Website or right-click the URL box and select Settings for This Website.

Allow All Auto-Play
Stop Media with Sound
Never Auto-Play


There's also another way to stop them:

1. In Safari, go to the website you where you want to disable autoplay videos. For example, I’ll use macworld.com.

2. Click on Safari > Preferences.

3. Click on the Websites icon at the top of the main window.

That will reveal the same choices above to stop that irritation from that particular Web site permanently.

This confirms Apple's intention regarding High Sierra and the Rockhouse doesn't need to see anything else in the new release.  So long as it kills autoplay videos, it's a blessing.  If it also kills repeating GIFs, that would be pure gold.

Ed:  you just want to rain on the fun for everyone else

I'm sure that will make sense if you can find anyone on the planet who seriously appreciates autoplay videos for anything.

My interest is in saving my valuable time.  CNN, for example, uses autoplay videos to force pundit shows into an article even when that punditry may not be relevant to the content of the article.  Insofar as pundits only exist to make the news about themselves, they can't possibly have a higher function than wasting my time.  When they speak of immersive journalism, my only hope is they drown in it.  Likely that's true for many of you, my brothers and sisters, since no-one trusts the media for much of anything.  Who else owns that phenomenon other than pundits.

CNN is typically the target for flogging of this nature since they not only force autoplay videos on you, it's more difficult to turn them off, frequently requiring two or more clicks to finally be sure it's stopped.  That conveniently provides a case study in the difference between irritating and egregiously irritating.

For the comedy closer to the article, we have the original source article at Macworld.  In case you didn't go to take a look at it ... there's an autoplay video embedded in it.

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