Continuing the discussion from Twitter (and Dailymotion) video onebox autoplays without user interaction:
Pasting a URL directly to a video creates an embedded HTML5 video, which depending on the browser, may start autoloading. I personally don’t think that’s ideal, so not sure this is a bug or feature. But wanted to start the discussion.
Autoloading is not a problem. Why would that be a problem? It is not playing. The browser should have agency to make this call.
If I open a YouTube video I’d expect it to start loading data because I wanted to watch a video.
If I open a forum thread I don’t want it to start loading a video, I might not even know there is one. It’s a waste of bandwidth/data use.
Take it up with the browser people, not us… typically only the cover image
is loaded use your f12 browser tools to verify this.