Add option to disable autoplay videos

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Give users the option to turn off autoplay. It's very annoying when scrolling down a page to be blasted with a video that needs to be turned off every time you scroll up or down. There should be something in your settings to allow you to do that.
I don't get why they were started in the first place, but it needs to be fixed.
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Hi Kristine,

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding the autoplay function of the video advertisements you referenced.

I've forwarded this feedback to our technical team for further consideration, and will change this post to an Idea, where it can be reviewed by other IMDb staff and users.

Let us know if we can offer any further help.
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I agree with Kristine. I am travelling and am using hotel wifi on my laptop. I am not keen on the sudden memory usage (I have it displayed and this little clunker needs all the memory it can get) and noise; I never am with autoplay. Please give users the option to turn on/off autoplay. Thank you!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How to turn off the video clip which displays when you pull up the page.

The site loads and a video promo automatically plays, and it would be great to not see this. Frankly, it's quite rude to have your searching interrupted . Hod to turn it off, is the question.
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May be it's a miracle, but I see no ads when Opera is the browser.
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Agreed.  And it skips to the next one if I resume after pausing.  To go back to the original, I have to reload from the movie page.  Very annoying.  I have to install a greasemonkey script to prevent the autoplay.  Argh!
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This is absolutely horrendous. I hate it so much. This is ridiculous. I can't even mute it by clicking on the browser mute button. Absolutely frustrating and really an awful thing to do to people who uses the site. I'll be taking a HUGE hiatus from imdb due to this and avoiding it entirely until this is ceased. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how can I tun off the auto-play interview and videos? So annoying!!! Will look f....

how can I tun off the auto-play interview and videos? So annoying!!! Will look for a new site if I can't turn off this annoying intrusion.
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Ripley Emmem

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i agree that the autoplay needs to be a toggle feature. That would be a major plus. it's on Amazon Prime, so i know it's doable. 

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Konstantin Yegupov

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+1. Autoplaying videos are disrespectful to site users.
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Magne Eriksen

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Please advice all of your staff to start using websites that have autoplay on videos. It doesn't seem like any decicion makers at IMDb frequently visit such websites, but if they do they will soon experience how retarded this feature is, and hopefully understand that it should be turned off as default or atleast add an option to disable it.
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Waleed Ata

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one of my biggest pet-peeves is when technology does something i don't ask it to do. please stop this nonsense. especially coming from someone who actively tries to avoid all trailers because they are filled with spoilers, this is extremely annoying. don't be like garbage netflix and force us to watch things when we didn't ask to.
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James Tools

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This option has to add in the website. really good feature.
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What? Why?