I was using "Stop YouTube Autoplay" add-on to stop autoplaying the videos thus saving bandwidth. But since 1.0.3, this Firefox plugin doesn't work anymore.
Is there any other FF plugin that does the same? Browser version is 16.0.1
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Use Firefox's built-in "click-to-play" feature. This prevents ALL plugins from automatically playing until you click on it, saving you bandwidth.
Open a new tab and go to
Press "I'll be careful, I promise".
Double click on the
plugins.click_to_play preference to set it to
You can also allow plugins to automatically run on certain websites by clicking on the plugin icon in the address bar -> clicking on the down arrow -> always activate plugins for this site.
If playing the video with the flash-plugin, you could give YouTube Auto Buffer & Auto HD & Remove Ads for Greasemonkey a try.
Set the option for Auto[buffer/play] to 'Both off'.
You can use YouTube Control Center open source add-on to configure autoplay behavior, buffering and much more.