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    Linux Newbie Rava's Avatar
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    Firefox: Kill the HTML5 player


    Is it possible to just kill the Firefox HTML5 player, without killing Firefox?

    Like killall plugin-container does kill the Flash player?


    I searched the web, but found no solution for now...
    Cheers!
    yours truly, Rava

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    Why? You can easily have your browser not load animations by default. HTML5 is a huge improvement over flash, in every respect. But I'm not sure it's possible to block html of any version in a browser. I've never tried it, but I'd be interested in hearing your reasons for wanting to disable it.

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    It's not about wanting to disable it, but at times my system starts to freeze due to RAM being all used, and the system is swaping to harddisk for eternity, usually then I have several browser windows open, with several tabs each, and all are "private browsing" windows, so I would not be able to recall which one I want to reopen after I did a "killall firefox" to get my system back to running, therefore I would want to just stop HTML5 videos playing...
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    it's an interesting question.
    although it's html, it's still media playback.

    i think i would start to search in firefox options. type
    Code:
    about:config
    in your url bar.
    you will have to consult firefox online documentation for all the options.
    maybe there's something.

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    I think Noscript might prevent things running without permission, although I don't run it. I've never noticed HTML5 taking much RAM, but if you're on a system with limited resources, I suppose it could be a problem.

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    I have indeed NoScript running, but I see no option about HTML5.

    And the Plugins suggested are also not what I look for. Maybe there is no solution for what I want...
    Cheers!
    yours truly, Rava

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