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webuildwood
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Video autoplay in Chrome

I built an app that we use for some digital signage at my company, and I've run into a problem with Chrome - it doesn't want to autoplay the video when a new screen is launched. This feature works fine in IE, Edge, and Firefox, but I have to actually click the video to get it to start playing when in Chrome. I've made sure that autoplay is enabled on the video itself inside the PowerApp. 

 

Has anyone else seen this? Any suggestions for a fix? I prefer to use Chrome and its auto-refresh extensions for this application, so I'd love to figure out how to get autoplay to work properly. 

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Power Apps Staff FilipK
Power Apps Staff

Re: Video autoplay in Chrome

This is not a control issue but is related to how new versions of Chrome restrict video auto-play in web apps, which is essentially what the PowerApps player is: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/09/autoplay-policy-changes In a nutshell, if a video has no sound it will always play automatically. If it has sound it has to come from a domain that you more often than not choose to play videos when they come up. So perhaps after some “training” Chrome to play videos from SharePoint, the auto-play may work.
- not filipk@microsoft.com, please private message me if you can't share with everyone

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webuildwood
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Re: Video autoplay in Chrome

Thank you for the response! I was able to solve the issue by disabling the autoplay policy within Chrome using the following, if anyone is interested: You can decide to disable entirely the autoplay policy by setting the Chrome flag "Autoplay Policy" to "No user gesture is required" at chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy.

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Community Support Team
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Re: Video autoplay in Chrome

Hi @webuildwood,

 

I just tested and it seems that I can reproduce your issue. I found that autostart works for sample video in Chrome, but not videos from youtube. I will discuss this issue with my collegue and see if there is any suggestions.

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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webuildwood
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Re: Video autoplay in Chrome

Thank you!

 

If it helps, my videos are being stored in Sharepoint currently. I have a Sharepoint document library as a data source that I'm pulling from using the PowerApps video player.

Power Apps Staff FilipK
Power Apps Staff

Re: Video autoplay in Chrome

This is not a control issue but is related to how new versions of Chrome restrict video auto-play in web apps, which is essentially what the PowerApps player is: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/09/autoplay-policy-changes In a nutshell, if a video has no sound it will always play automatically. If it has sound it has to come from a domain that you more often than not choose to play videos when they come up. So perhaps after some “training” Chrome to play videos from SharePoint, the auto-play may work.
- not filipk@microsoft.com, please private message me if you can't share with everyone

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webuildwood
Level: Powered On

Re: Video autoplay in Chrome

Thank you for the response! I was able to solve the issue by disabling the autoplay policy within Chrome using the following, if anyone is interested: You can decide to disable entirely the autoplay policy by setting the Chrome flag "Autoplay Policy" to "No user gesture is required" at chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy.

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Lektonen
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Re: Video autoplay in Chrome

@FilipK  @v-monli-msft  Are you aware that Google has removed Autoplay Policy in Chrome browser now? How can we handle autoplayback to start of videos now ?

 

Best regards, Jan

 

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