I embed video from near site and it autostarts every time the page loads. I want to turn it off, or(ideally) - I'd like to manage this autoplay option via checkbox. Youtube videos have this autoplay option, but it does not work in sharepoint embed videos(video always start to play).

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Does Sharepoint have some ability to turn off autoplay?

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If you user "Embed" option for inserting media files, SharePoint does not allow to control "Atuotplay" properties. Instead, you can use other alternatives like upload from Computer or SharePoint.

Refer this link for more details: http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/sharepoint-2013/archive/2013/04/01/how-to-insert-media-to-a-site-page-in-sharepoint-2013.aspx

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    thank You for response! Very interesting, I'll try Your method tomorrow and ping You back!
    – Gennady G
    Commented Mar 9, 2015 at 21:28
  • Dead link: the bamboosolutions.com site has changed.
    – CarlF
    Commented May 3, 2019 at 19:37
  • Further note: the information in this answer does not apply to SharePoint Online.
    – CarlF
    Commented Jun 12, 2019 at 17:40

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