We've got a problem with videos on our SharePoint pages. The thing is the clips were fine month ago. Now they are starting automatically. Sharepoint article video Any solution ideas? Plain old SharePoint videos from the document library. No configuration options. Tested on newest Chrome, Edge and Firefox

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You are using File Viewer web part to view the video. Per my testing, it will autoplay the video.

If you don't want it to play automatically, you can use Embed web part or Stream web part.

method 1: Use Embed web part and display video using iframe and with to autoplay=false attribute.

method 2: Upload the video to Stream https://web.microsoftstream.com/. On the modern page, display the video via Stream web part.

  • Thanks! The microsoft streams are working fine!
    – Toumash
    Mar 12, 2019 at 10:33
  • Good advice ... if my company permitted me to use the Embed web part, or had set up Stream. Since neither is true, apparently I can't stop autoplay at all. Annoying.
    – CarlF
    Jun 12, 2019 at 17:37

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