I am going mad. A lot of news sites these days have auto-play videos that pop up and start playing. I find them extremely annoying as I am usually listening to music on iTunes while reading these sites, and the audio component is frequently much louder than the music I am playing.
The worst sites in my situation are The Sydney Morning Herald website, The Daily Telegraph website, and Yahoo7. These sites all have auto-play videos. I even saw one page on The Daily Telegraph site that had three videos playing at the same time. They are not advertising videos, they are about the content that I am reading on the page. The first two I have a paid digital subscription to, and with the SMH site you can set preferences not to play the videos, however half their pages do not have a log-in option e.g. business pages, and these pages play the videos.
Apparently in previous versions of Mac OS you could turn the videos off in the Accessibility options. You can no longer do this in Mac OS Sierra.
I now have to listen to music on iTunes Match via my iPad so I can keep the sound on my MacBook Pro muted. It is not ideal.
My question is: has anyone seen a solution to this problem? Reading other on-line forums people in the US are getting the same problem on the CNN website to name one.
I have heard that other browsers can block the videos e.g. Chrome and Firefox, however I do not want to lose the bookmarks syncing with my iPhone.