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how to shut up videos that start vocals without your clicking start

 
 
Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 09:11 am
This is happening to me on Huffington Post. I can't find a place to shut the thing off, including trying to lower volume after I finally open the video (on already) by clicking the Open triangle. Maybe I'm just missing seeing some place I can X it out (they usually have such a place to x off the videos on sports sites, so I looked for it).

I much prefer to read than try to listen to someone yelling at me.

See if you can make it be quiet:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/supreme-court-rulings_n_3471914.html
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 10:22 am
@ossobuco,

i'm not hearing anything when i go to that page.

some ads don't have a mute button, but they're usually very quick...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 10:59 am
@Region Philbis,
Maybe it's my computer, somehow. It's been happening for at least a week. I'm about to shun HuffPo, not that that is a big loss.

On the video vocal, it's not quite right away that it happens. It starts yelling at me when I'm into the first or second paragraph of the text and I leap to shut it off and can't.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 11:26 am
@ossobuco,
I hate that when it happens. Nearly spilt my coffee not so long ago.

I'm now in the habit of zeroing the volume most of the time, just in case.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 11:59 am
@Lordyaswas,
Quote:
zeroing the volume most of the time
i keep a set of headphones plugged in all the time, so i only hear stuff when i wanna hear stuff...
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engineer
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 12:01 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm having the same issue on Huff Post. I can't find the audio source and I have to mute to read the article. The audio also doesn't seem to relate to the article I am reading. I think they are having software issues but that is little help for me.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 12:15 pm
@ossobuco,
I don't hear anything when I go on either.
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 01:21 pm
@izzythepush,
I wonder if it is a windows 8 thing. It only happens to me on my newest machine.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 01:28 pm
@engineer,
I tried the sound mute (once I found it by clicking the video to start) and it sort of worked one time, somewhat delayed. The time that inspired me to make this thread, (and other times between), no, putting the mute dingbat down did no good, the anchor kept yelling at me.

Maybe I'll wait a week and try HuffPo again.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 01:29 pm
@engineer,
I've got an old mac...

Maybe it's a sporadic occurrence?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jun, 2013 03:04 pm
@ossobuco,
Still happening. I wanted to read the Paula Deen summary and got treated to what I take as a Brit talking about China.

Phooey.
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