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Status: Fixed
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Closed: Sep 2016
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OS: Android
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Issue 618000: Launch autoplay muted videos

Reported by mlamouri@chromium.org, Jun 7 2016 Project Member

Issue description

Change description:
Chrome Android will relax its autoplay restrictions to allow muted videos to autoplay. The rationale is that there are other ways to render pixels on the screen. They are all worse for battery usage (h264 in js) and/or bandwidth consumption (GIF).

Changes to API surface:
No change to API surface but change in behaviour. The API is flexible enough to properly handle this new case.

Links:
Public standards discussion: https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/976

Support in other browsers:
Internet Explorer: No public signal.
Firefox: No public signal.
Safari: Public support.
 

Comment 1 by mlamouri@chromium.org, Jun 21 2016

Blockedon: 487345

Comment 2 by mlamouri@chromium.org, Jun 22 2016

Labels: -Pri-3 Pri-1

Comment 3 by mlamouri@chromium.org, Sep 11 2016

Status: Fixed (was: Started)
M53 has launched.

Comment 5 by andyearn...@gmail.com, Apr 27 2017

Really pleased to see this hit Chrome. However, it looks like we'll need to keep using our canvas hacks and gifs as autoplay is still disabled in Data "Savings" mode. Oh, the irony!

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