Definitions

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  • noun computing Any software feature that plays (a video, a compact disc, etc.) automatically.

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ play

Examples

  • Don't be a victim, disable autorun (also known as autoplay) for all devices.

    Darknet - The Darkside

  • The inability to save during "autoplay" mode would provide both incentive & preparation to engage the game normally.

    Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility

  • Warning: the video is on autoplay, meaning that when you click the link the video will start right away.

    Imploding the Q

  • The site has renamed its continuous play feature "autoplay," and moved those controls to the right side of the player, along with those for embedding or sharing videos.

    GigaOM Network

  • Terryj, thank you for the "autoplay" information; I might need that down the road.

    VideoHelp.com Forum

  • Terryj, thank you for the "autoplay" information; I might need that down the road.

    VideoHelp.com Forum

  • Terryj, thank you for the "autoplay" information; I might need that down the road.

    VideoHelp.com Forum

  • Another hijacks the "autoplay" function in Windows 7 (Vista's successor, still in beta).

    National Business Review (NBR) New Zealand

  • I just clicked on this article and a stupid movie trailer for "STATE OF PLAY" scared the ***** out of me because my volume was on full blast and it was on 'autoplay'!

    digg.com: Stories / Popular

  • Such a movie or slideshow is called an "autoplay" movie or slideshow.

    Discussions: Message List - root

Comments

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  • I hate when websites have self-playing music. Do you know of any firefox option/add-on to prevent it? Stop autoplay is full of bugs...

    December 28, 2008

  • I hate that too, Pro. I don't know how to stop it either

    December 28, 2008

  • NoScript will probably do the trick; an invaluable add-on in many regards.

    (Depends on the site though I guess.)

    December 28, 2008

  • You could go a slightly different route and use FlashMute, as I do.

    December 29, 2008

  • I'm trying NoScript, although a bit tricky. How do I decide which ones to allow?

    December 29, 2008

  • *passes the cotton wool*

    December 29, 2008

  • Basically with that symbol in the lower right corner of the window.

    December 29, 2008

  • Oh, sorry telofy, I mean "Which are the criteria for deciding that a script is trustworthy?"

    December 29, 2008