How to Stop Auto Playing of Videos in Mozilla Firefox?

Would you like to stop the auto playing videos feature in Mozilla Firefox? Do the videos start playing automatically on your Firefox browser if used as your default browser?

You may have noticed, sometimes if you go online and visit different websites at the same time using the browser tabs, you may hear some music or sound suddenly in the background.

There could be some video playing automatically in another tab in the browser. By default, Mozilla Firefox is set to auto play for videos on websites.

Stop Auto Playing Videos on Mozilla Firefox

You may get frustrated by auto-playing videos in Firefox when you visit certain websites. Don’t worry, we do have a solution. We can stop auto playing videos in Firefox.

There are a few easy steps that need to be done and the video auto play feature will be disabled from Mozilla Firefox. You may enable this back whenever you need to.

To disable automatic playback or stop auto-playing videos in Mozilla Firefox, follow the steps given below:

Step 1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to the Address Bar and type about:config and hit Enter.

stop firefox autoplaying videosStep 2. Hidden configuration settings will open on your screen.

Navigate to the search bar and type autoplay then wait for the result and see the Status is default on both found results.


Step 3. Now right-click on “media.autoplay.enabled” and choose Toggle. When you click on Toggle, the status of media.autoplay.enabled will be changed to “user set”.

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Step 4. Now close this Tab only and stay with Mozilla Firefox. Now we need to open Firefox Add-ons. To open Add-ons press Ctrl + Shift + A from your keyboard or navigate your mouse cursor to Firefox Menu in the top right and select Add-ons.

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Step 5. Now go to the Plugins in the left pane and then find the ‘Shockwave Flash’ plugin. From the dropdown, select ‘Ask to Activate’.

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Now, no more auto playing videos will be on Mozilla Firefox. Now go to any website without hesitation. It needs your permission to auto play videos. Whenever, you want to make those settings as default, go to the step 3 and right-click on “media.autoplay.enabled” and choose Toggle. It will set the value as default.

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