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I like to go to YouTube and open a few (1-10) movies in tabs and after it has loaded I watch it (I have to manually pause every movie after I open it). Is there some way to make YouTube pause it by default? (any YouTube preference or maybe Firefox Plugin?)

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This would also be handy for when doing "open in new tab" on links that don't advertise their destination being youtube (i.e., redirected through a link shortener). Avoiding the unexpected audio followed by the search to find and pause/close the clip would be a Good Thing. – Dave Sherohman Jan 4 '11 at 10:12
Given that the solution is a Firefox extension, migrating this to Web Apps seems a bit churlish. – ChrisF Jan 4 '11 at 10:55
up vote 3 down vote accepted this is the most community endorsed addon ive found that does what you want. Apparently it does a lot of other youtubey things too.

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this one also does the job tubestop i love it because it also removes ads – weberik Nov 2 '11 at 18:05

And some scripts may help: YouTube Auto Pause On Tab/Window Change >

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There's a handy script called YouTube Auto Buffer & Auto HD & Remove Ads for Greasemonkey.

Have a look at my screenshot, usage is self-explaining.

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You can use YouTube Control Center open source add-on to configure autoplay behavior, buffering and much more.

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