How To Stop Video Ads From Playing Automatically

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  Posted by Guest - How To Stop Video Ads From Playing Automatically :
I got a new computer and those flash or video ads on webpages always start playing automatically. They are annoying and I always have to pause them as many sites have these. Is there a way to stop these videos from starting immediately when I open a webpage?  I dont want flash disabled as sometimes i want to view the video, but I dont want it starting by itself, I want to click play for it to start.

george Says:

do the following, you need to do chrome and firefox both separately.

On chrome go to settings section, under privacy click "content settings", then choose the option under plug-ins that states "click to play".  This will make all videos in chrome wait until you click play, they will not start playing automatically.

On firefox, type about:config in the URL line and hit enter, then accept the warning. Scroll down to the line that says plugins.click_to_play and then right click and choose toggle.  This switches the automatic playing off.

On internet explorer, I never use it so I dont know :)

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