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Nash
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Just wanna see what's my colleagues' opinions on this.
I use a lot of videos on my site, but should I have them played automatically or not?
If I don't, people might not realize it is actually a video, not a picture.
If I do, is it annoying?

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jazzy snazzy
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Very nice. I like it.
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Mindpro
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I find them annoying...especially when you can't get them to stop!
MagicB1S
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I have too agree with Mindpro, If your concerned that they will not know that they are a video then put a caption under them that reads Click on Photo for Video
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I am really against autoplay of anything for a couple reasons:

1. A standard principle of User Interface design is to give as
much control as you can to the user of the website. Autoplay
takes away an option from the user right off the bat.

2. Especially in a corporate environment, where people work in
cubicles not necessarily private offices, autoplay immediately
creates an audio signal to everyone around that the person in
the next cubicle isn't working on a spreadsheet, reviewing
financials, writing a report, or what have you - it's clear they're
surfing the net at work. Now, that could well be related to
the job, but what you've done is create an unwanted situation
the user now has to respond to - this totally inhibits your ability
to get your message across. In many cases, people will simply
close the browser window and you lost that contact.

People are getting pretty comfortable with being able to use
a play button on a video embed - hence, let them.

Thems my two cents.

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