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    Kevin Miller NNTP User

    Default Embedded video in web pages

    Is there a way to set embedded videos not to buffer when you hit a web
    page with them? For instance, I go to
    http://www.sharmusic.com/shartv.asp in Firefox and all the video clips
    start downloading.

    Initially I was unable to see the videos although I could see embedded
    videos on other sites like youtube or cnn, but those are flash, not
    quicktime, IIRC.

    I installed mplayer-plugin, and am now able to stream the videos,but I
    don't want to automatically pull them all down. I just want to pull
    down the one(s) I click on. They all come down in mass however.

    Is this configurable on the client side?

    Running SUSE 10.3.

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    Default Re: Embedded video in web pages

    Kevin Miller wrote:
    > Is there a way to set embedded videos not to buffer when you hit a web
    > page with them?


    seems to work here, you can give a try to add-on Stop "Autoplay 0.7.3"

    Disable the autoplay of the embedded music and movie. The users have 2 modes to
    choose:

    1) Disable only the autostart of the embedded media. The users can press the
    play button of the controller to play it.

    2) Block the media when loading a page. It will be replaced by a red frame.
    Press the red frame to load and then play it.

    This extension can also convert the ie-only tag "bgsound" to "embed", and it can
    also block Flash media by a costumizable blacklist.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1765

    but, if you like the way some web sites auto-play music...it is gonna block that
    too..

    btw, GREAT site, thanks for the pointer: http://www.sharmusic.com/shartv.asp

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    I too want to say thanks for the link "the james Bond theme" done on a piano & violin. It's different & beautiful.
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    Default Re: Embedded video in web pages

    If they are flash clips, maybe the Flashblock add-on will do the job for you. I dislike pages that autoplay.

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    Kevin Miller NNTP User

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    ken yap wrote:
    > If they are flash clips, maybe the Flashblock add-on will do the job for
    > you. I dislike pages that autoplay.
    >
    >

    Nope, quicktime. Flash seems to work correctly - I go to a site w/Flash
    and they just sit there until I click on them.

    I tried it on my wife's XP, and it does the same thing there - they all
    start downloading at once. I emailed sharmusic.com and mentioned it to
    them. Maybe they can tweak it on their side. I'm sure I'm not the only
    one that would prefer not to mirror their site on my hard drive! <g>

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    Default Re: Embedded video in web pages

    > I tried it on my wife's XP, and it does the same thing there - they all
    > start downloading at once.


    did you read my previous note and give that add on a try??????????????????

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    Kevin Miller NNTP User

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    DenverD wrote:
    > Kevin Miller wrote:
    >> Is there a way to set embedded videos not to buffer when you hit a web
    >> page with them?

    >
    > seems to work here, you can give a try to add-on Stop "Autoplay 0.7.3"
    >
    > Disable the autoplay of the embedded music and movie. The users have 2
    > modes to choose:
    >
    > 1) Disable only the autostart of the embedded media. The users can press
    > the play button of the controller to play it.
    >
    > 2) Block the media when loading a page. It will be replaced by a red
    > frame. Press the red frame to load and then play it.
    >
    > This extension can also convert the ie-only tag "bgsound" to "embed",
    > and it can also block Flash media by a costumizable blacklist.
    >
    > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1765
    >
    > but, if you like the way some web sites auto-play music...it is gonna
    > block that too..
    >
    > btw, GREAT site, thanks for the pointer:
    > http://www.sharmusic.com/shartv.asp


    I added Stop Autoplay but it didn't seem to affect it on the Shar site.
    Nice add-on though - there's plenty of sites that drive me nuts when
    they start playing music in the background.

    So when you go there it doesn't load all the videos at once? Do you
    have the mplayerplug-in loaded or are you using something else to view
    the clips?

    Without mplayer-plugin, Firefox prompts me to install a plugin (but
    fails to find any on it's own.) Loading mplayerplug-in allows the
    videos to play, but w/the undesired behavior.

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    Kevin Miller NNTP User

    Default Re: Embedded video in web pages

    DenverD wrote:
    >> I tried it on my wife's XP, and it does the same thing there - they
    >> all start downloading at once.

    >
    > did you read my previous note and give that add on a try??????????????????
    >

    Yup - replied to it. Should be there now. Long story short, it didn't
    work.

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    when i go there nothing happens until i click...and, then the mplayer-plugin
    springs into action and i hear music..

    wait....i have a faint memory of there being a setup or add on that allows one
    to PRE-load or pre-cache links on a page...so that when (if?) you click on them
    they start immediately...

    do you have that installed/enabled/setup???
    what add-ons do you have?

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    Kevin Miller NNTP User

    Default Re: Embedded video in web pages

    DenverD wrote:
    > when i go there nothing happens until i click...and, then the
    > mplayer-plugin springs into action and i hear music..
    >
    > wait....i have a faint memory of there being a setup or add on that
    > allows one to PRE-load or pre-cache links on a page...so that when (if?)
    > you click on them they start immediately...
    >
    > do you have that installed/enabled/setup???
    > what add-ons do you have?


    I've heard of such a beast but never have wanted that functionality.
    Maybe if I had a lot faster connection that would be OK.

    The plugins I have are:
    Adblock plus 0.7.5.5,
    DownloadHelper 3.2,
    Google toolbar 3.1.20080605L,
    and now Stop Autoplay 0.7.3.

    Setup/config is pretty stock. Firefox 3.0, no prefretch settings that I
    can find, no proxy, all very plain Jane.

    I looked through the Download Helper settings but didn't find anything
    that looked like it would be causing the behavior. Just to be sure
    though I'll disable that and give it at test & report my findings...

    ....Kevin
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