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Feature or bug?
« on: May 24, 2019, 11:47:22 AM »
I guess this one REALLY depends on your point of view.

As many of you probably know, the newest version of Firefox, in addition to breaking a bunch of security and content control add-ons, also blocks autoplay of content on loaded pages.  As you would expect, this also applies to YouTube (which did at least have the courtesy that if you opened multiple YouTube video viewing pages, it didn't previously start the content until you brought up the page, now you actually have to click the button on the page to start playback, but this isn't the bug/feature).  The thing that seems to eb a feature to me, but YouTube might decide is a bug, is this:  If there's an ad-roll preceding the video, it appears that YouTube thinks this is running when it isn't.  It quickly proceeds to the end of the ad, including showing those static end-ad graphics and the timer in the lower left, and when the timer runs out, it goes to the second ad if there is one, which does the same, then goes to the video.

How long do you think it will take for YouTube to put paid to this?