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antdude
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Re: Some Firefox Users Can Dump Adobe Flash

said by Lagz:

It's about time. Coding to play video in browsers might become a little easier.

That's great, but can we block it like with FlashBlock extension for Flash and SilverLight videos?


Lagz
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said by antdude:

said by Lagz:

It's about time. Coding to play video in browsers might become a little easier.

That's great, but can we block it like with FlashBlock extension for Flash and SilverLight videos?

So you would prefer Firefox keep lagging in HTML5 compliance and still have to rely on Adobe Flash to play videos? I am glad HTML5 is enabling web developers to ditch flash. Flash has lots of vulnerabilities. You would think as long as flash has been around it would have hardened itself by now, but its developers don't seem to be in a rush. Why would they at this point, since HTML5 is replacing the need for flash.
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mackey
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said by Lagz:

but its developers(apple)

Lol wut? Flash is currently owned by Adobe who bought it from Macromedia...

/M


Lagz
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said by mackey:

said by Lagz:

but its developers(apple)

Lol wut? Flash is currently owned by Adobe who bought it from Macromedia...

/M

opps .. was thinking of something else
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redxii
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There ought to be a FlashBlock-like extension to handle HTML5 videos, because the last thing I want is video ads autoplaying or even downloading automatically.
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BlitzenZeus
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Technically that would be noscript.


owlyn
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reply to redxii
Get Adblock Plus. Free FF extension. I haven't seen an ad since installing it.


redxii
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reply to BlitzenZeus
Frankly noscript is a pain in the ass to just block specific functionality, using it being akin to masochism, and ABP won't work if the video doesn't fall under ABP's filters (not talking so much ad networks but solo efforts of the web designers to have a video start playing).

There's a way to disable autoplay in Firefox but if YouTube found a way around it everyone else can.
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Lagz
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No script might be a pain to use, but if more people used it there would be less infections thus making my life easier. I use it and have no issues with it.
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BlitzenZeus
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I see you don't care for it in it's default mode, it's easy to have it allow all scripts globally, and then you can filter out the advertising sites so sites by default will work as intended. There's things noscript can protect you from even in the global mode also by default like cross server stuff. I like to combine noscript, and flashblock so I still get the chance to click to play for flash on sites I've allowed to run scripts.
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antdude
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said by Lagz:

said by antdude:

said by Lagz:

It's about time. Coding to play video in browsers might become a little easier.

That's great, but can we block it like with FlashBlock extension for Flash and SilverLight videos?

So you would prefer Firefox keep lagging in HTML5 compliance and still have to rely on Adobe Flash to play videos? I am glad HTML5 is enabling web developers to ditch flash. Flash has lots of vulnerabilities. You would think as long as flash has been around it would have hardened itself by now, but its developers don't seem to be in a rush. Why would they at this point, since HTML5 is replacing the need for flash.

I don't mind dumping Flash, but are there any ways to block them?
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reply to BlitzenZeus
Mozilla has "click-to-play", which would block it.
Similarly NoScript can block it.

But there is a Bug 659285 - Extend media.autoplay.enabled to provide a way to disable untrusted play() invocations, which breaks it for both.