Youtube – Prevent browser tab from playing YouTube video automatically


In my browser, I often keep a lot of tabs open as a sort of to-do/reading list, and sometimes those tabs include YouTube videos.

Is there a way to keep a video from playing again automatically every time I reopen the browser?

I'm not as interested in a playlist hack or browser-wide setting that will turn off AUTOPLAY for all videos. I really need something to turn off particular tabs/videos specifically… like a URL parameter?

I generally use Firefox, but if the solution is browser specific, a Chrome and Safari solution would also be helpful.

Best Answer

It seems that URLs in the form of{id} don't autoplay.

So simply convert


It also shows the video in a larger format, without all the ads, etc., surrounding it.