Google Chrome: Stop Autoplay of Video

From what I am reading, the new version of Chrome will not allow users to block autoplay of videos. For example, when I go to Fox News or CNN, I just want to read the articles. I do not want to watch a video unless I click on the video.

Apparently Google has decided that it knows better and will not allow me to turn the feature off. That is absolute horseshit. Is there a way to do it or is there a better browser that will allow me to browse the internet as I wish to do?

Could you give a cite?

For example it was just a few months ago:

Your cite is my cite. :slight_smile: I don’t want Google to pick which half of the sites it wants to play video automatically for me or to “learn” where I want media played. I want no media played on any site unless I click the play button. I understand that others may have a different opinion, but I would like either a setting to do what I want or a different browser that does it.

UltraVires, have you tried “Disable HTML5 Autoplay” extension for Chrome?

There’s also “Video Autoplay Blocker.”

I don’t have that one yet, so I can’t say how well it works.