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Topic # 180935 27-Sep-2015 03:12
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I'm sure the answer is probably no, but it there a way to stop/disable Stuff's new video autocaching?

What's making me mad, is suddenly stuff news now nearly every page I open has a video, and the videos all cache as soon as the page opens... absolutely gouging my data when all I want to do is read.

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  Reply # 1395124 27-Sep-2015 09:26
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You can use adblock, but that removes it completely.




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  Reply # 1395194 27-Sep-2015 12:19
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What browser?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1395263 27-Sep-2015 15:45
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Does Stuff use Flash? I installed Flashblock to stop advertising videos. It works a treat. You just have to double click to play the video you want. Don't know if this would also prevent cacheing but it might be worth looking at.





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  Reply # 1395268 27-Sep-2015 16:07
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I really don't understand why you'd want videos to autoplay on a page, the only thing I can think of is they get ad revenue from video plays..

At least NZ herald give you the option to turn it off.. 



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  Reply # 1395296 27-Sep-2015 18:56
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Latest Chrome. I have adblock installed. So I could adblock the videos? That would be fine as long as the page text/photos are there thats all I need.

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  Reply # 1395299 27-Sep-2015 19:03
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I've seen no change in the way they function - which is they only autoplay if you mouseover.





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  Reply # 1395313 27-Sep-2015 19:41
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sbiddle: I've seen no change in the way they function - which is they only autoplay if you mouseover.




On mine, the video appears different - still only plays with mouse over, but now has loading bar which loads the entire video before mouse over.

I like to be able to scroll through the entire front page open stuff I want to look at in new tabs then checking them out, but now I can't as it will chew up excessive amounts of data.

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  Reply # 1395377 27-Sep-2015 21:11
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Try the chrome options to block JavaScript for that domain.

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  Reply # 1395382 27-Sep-2015 21:16
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Chrome > Settings > content > privacy > JavaScript > manage exceptions > add site & select 'block'. Works for me.

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  Reply # 1396055 28-Sep-2015 20:13
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gzt: Chrome > Settings > content > privacy > JavaScript > manage exceptions > add site & select 'block'. Works for me.


Ahh - damned good.

NZ Herald site was giving me the absolute shytes - with seriously loud and difficult to avoid roll-over ads appearing in the middle of articles. 
It wasn't the bandwidth that bothered me - the surprise audio attack at volume level 11 did.

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