Stop the Auto-play videos, AGAIN!
You guys stopped auto-pay videos in the sports section for a few months and then the NFL season came around. Every NFL article has an auto-play video that takes forever to load and makes the page run slow. Half the time, the videos have no bearing the on the article and the other half they tell everything in the article. So either go to a video streaming news content only or stop the auto-play videos. Please stop the auto-play videos, please.
We have added the ability to turn off auto-play on our videos. Please review this article – https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN25842.html – to make the change.
Please note that this will not apply to videos provided by NFL.com at this time.
Thanks for the feedback.
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Craig Reges commented
Also, you can't even pause the commercial. At least let me pause the commercial. And tell your sponsors that I specifically try to remember not to buy products that are advertised via auto play. I don't mind an ad if I actually plan to watch the video.
I've started using ESPN more as a result of the auto-play...
brett ramsey commented
Yes, for the love of God, please stop these auto-play videos. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!! Further, I've used Yahoo loyally for over 15 years, but I'm getting so tired of you constantly making changes to try to stay "fresh" or compete with Google or Bing. Just be what you are, and stick with it!
Totally agree. I hate it....when you pause it it restarts shortly after. And I've had them autoplay video after video and while in the comments section it shifts to another article and wiped out the huge post I was about to make
Yes. down with auto play, or at least make it optional!
jb bowen commented
I totally agree, turn off the auto play videos, if I want to see it I can click on it.
Totally agree. I hate it....when you pause it it restarts shortly after. And I've had them autoplay video after video and while in the comments section it shifts to another article and wiped out the huge post I was about to make. No bueno. They're trying to get too cute and techy and it's simply not working.
Auto-play is so frustrating. I can't use the Yahoo NFL scoreboard any more because if I refresh the page it starts video playing again. I'm using CBS Sports more and more as a result.
this has me exploring other sports pages. i like yahoo's and im used to it, but the auto play might have to make me switch.
I have already posted links before and nothing was done about it. I am not about to waste my time to post even more links to something that should already be fixed.