Microsoft is planning to improve Media Autoplay setting for the Edge browser
The automatic playing of videos on some websites, especially the content with sound, is abhorrent. These game advertisements are placed on tens of thousands of websites through a certain degree of the advertising system. When users visit the website, there may be silly lines and background sound effects.
In order to solve this situation, Google Chrome has previously blocked the automatic playback of videos. To be precise, videos can be played automatically but no sound is played by default.
If users need to hear the sound, they need to manually cancel the mute button. At the same time, for most news sites and video sites, Google adds a whitelist to allow auto-playing of videos.
The current Microsoft Edge stable version adopts similar measures to Google Chrome. Users can click on the address bar icon to set permissions for the website.
For example, when it is set to allow automatic playback and with sound, the corresponding website can automatically play the video and will not be muted to facilitate users to watch the content.
At the same time, the user does not need to reset the permissions after visiting the website next time, and it can play automatically. Of course, the user can also go to the settings to manage the permissions separately.
If the website is not allowed by the user, it is not allowed to play, but a pop-up notification can be requested to allow the user to let it go. Now Microsoft is preparing to add a stronger restriction.
In the Canary version, Microsoft has added an experimental option to restrict the automatic playback of videos. When this option is enabled, automatic playback of all websites will be restricted by default. Users of the Canary version can turn on this experimental option if they are interested: edge://flags/#edge-media-autoplay-limit-default.
And even if the website has obtained the auto-play permission before, the video can be automatically played unless the user opens the page and manually clicks to play.