Auto-play videos that start yelling at me when I just want to read a paragraph or two of news make me crazy. I’ve been fighting a years-long battle against the CNN videos with limited success. Today, I landed on a solution that is working.
- Install Ad Block Plus.
- Click the ABP stop sign icon and select Options.
- Click on Advanced on the left and scroll down to My Filter List
- Click Edit Filters and add a line that looks like this
- Click Save. You are now auto-play video free!
I expect this won’t work forever, as it seems to be an escalating battle where CNN really really needs you to have their annoying videos play. For now, enjoy the silence!