Preventing video auto-play in web browsers

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Sean Nelson
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Preventing video auto-play in web browsers

I'm getting really annoyed at having to hit the "pause" button on the videos that show up on many of the sites that I visit.  Videos chew up a lot of bandwidth needlessly and I'd especially like to prevent this from happening on my phone where it eats into my data cap.

I use Firefox on Windows and Chrome on my Android phone - is there a way to disable auto-play of videos in these browsers?   If not, are there any other browsers that would let me do this?

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