Articles by Chris Pearce
Unsolicited volume can be a great source of distraction and frustration for users of the web. So we are making changes to how Firefox handles playing media with sound and we want to make sure web developers are aware of this new audio autoplay blocking default. With the release of Firefox 66, now in Firefox Beta/Developer Edition, the browser will block audible audio and video, and will allow a site to play audio or video aloud via the
HTMLMediaElementAPI only once the user has initiated the audio.
Support for the HTML5 video 'buffered' property has landed in Firefox, we can now accurately determine which time-segments of a video we can play and seek into without needing to pause playback to download more data.