How to prevent video autoplay in Chromium Edge

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Hi

I've upgraded to chromium edge but now videos are autoplaying again. I had this disabled on classic Edge but can't work out how to do this on the new version.

I've set "Media autoplay" to "Limit" in the "Site Permissions" section of settings but this doesn't seem to have had any effect at all (yes, I've restarted Edge / Windows).

I had also had this problem with dev / beta builds of Edge but hadn't got around to chasing it up until it became my primary browser.

In particular it's annoying on the MSN new pages linked to from the new tab page in Edge when they all have autoplaying video.

Thanks

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Why isn't there an option called "Block"?

You'll probably find that the block option has to be enabled. Copy the next line into the address bar and press Enter:
  

edge://flags/#edge-autoplay-user-setting-block-option

  

Once this flag is enabled, you should see Block on the autoplay options menu.

Noel Burgess MVP (Ret'd)

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Hi MichalTadeas and thanks for reaching out. My name is Joseph. I'm an independent advisor. I'll be happy to help you out today.

I would suggest you refer to the below steps and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

1. Open Microsoft Edge.
2. Copy edge://flags/ and paste it to the browser's address bar.
3. Type 'Show block option in autoplay settings' and set it to 'Enable'.
4. Copy edge://settings/profiles and paste it to the browser's address bar.
5. Type 'Media autoplay' click it.
6. Set it to 'Block'.
7. Restart your computer, and when it boots up, check to see whether or not the problem has been resolved.

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let me know how it goes.

Thank you!

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