New high sierra safari auto play blocking


#1

Anyone know if background auto play videos will be blocked on the new high sierra safari?


#2

Great question!

From my understanding, High Sierra Safari will use machine learning to detect auto-played “advertising” videos, such as videos in sidebar ads.

I am under the impression that video backgrounds shouldn’t be impacted… :raised_hands:


#3

Let’s hope. I only have one mac at the moment and it’s my daily driver so didn’t run the beta to see. My guess is that it’s going to be looking at where the content is served from, ad tags, a blacklist of adservers. Youtube/vimeo aren’t deemed as advertising so hopefully it’s fine.
-Stephane
Great name btw.


#4

If you play with the beta please do let us know!

Ha, thanks :wink: