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STIG
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Auto play YouTube videos in Power App

I created a player in power apps that plays YouTube videos from a SharePoint list. 
The issue is the videos will not auto play. 
The play button I made works both in playing and pausing the video but not until after I click play on the YouTube video first. 
If I forward or go back to a previous video in the SharePoint list it also dosnt auto play unless i click play on the actual video. 
anyone know how to fix this?

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AhmedSalih
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@STIG, do you have the Autostart property turned on on the Video control? 

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Thankyou for responding,

I have auto start turned on in the video control.
It still does not auto start the video(s) 

AhmedSalih
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@STIG, are you using a gallery to list your SharePoint URLs, and you click on a Gallery item to play it?

Correct. 

AhmedSalih
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@STIG, so the AutoStart – Whether an audio or video control automatically starts to play a clip when the user navigates to the screen that contains that control.

 

Check this out: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-apps/maker/canvas-apps/controls/control-audio-video#additiona...

 

It also only works with Imported Video to PowerApps not with URLs at this time.

 

Regards,
Ahmed
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STIG
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Here is some more information for you.

 

I have attached a picture of the issue.

 

I have a sharepoint list. The list has a column called YTID.

The video media is set to "https://youtu.be/embed/"&currentSong

Ive also tried this without embed

As shown in the picture if you hover over &currentSong it populates the link for the video after https://youtu.be/embed/ and includes the following to try and fix the issue ?autoplay=1&mute=1

 

As you can see in the screenshot the Video media setting brings up the link as follows:

 

Incubus - Wish You Were Here: https://youtu.be/8295rOMvtQI?autoplay=1&mute=1

 

You can also show on the screenshot that Autoplay is enabled.

 

But in Powerapps when tested the youtube videos they work do not autoplay, also same result in any browser. 

Its not Chrome specific. 

 

Hitting play in my app starts the download of the video but dosnt play it.

 

Once you start the video on the youtube video then the play button works for play and pause.

 

Next and back works but the next/ previous video once again dosnt autoplay

 

 

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