[FIXED] When spanning directly into a parcel, autoplay videos break (Chrome)

When spanning directly into a parcel, autoplay videos break (Chrome)

When entering directly through a parcel URL, videos with “autoplay” turned on cannot be played at all in Chrome.

Parcel ID or link to place in world (if applicable)

What you see

Videos with “autoplay” turned ON don´t play, and cannot be played because they get stuck in the “loading” state. View attached console error message. A very detailed explanation can be found in this Discord thread: Discord

What you expect to see

Videos should play, or at least show the “try again” or “play” messages.

System Details

  • browser: Chrome in Windows10 ONLY. Videos play correctly in Opera, Firefox and Brave.
  • browser version: latest.
  • operating system: Windows10.
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Ah sweet thanks Zardoz we’ll take a look! Hopefully an easy fix.

edit: this is an awesome detailed bug report, and thanks for the link to the discord thread! great investigation.

So it turns out this is because of Chrome disabling autoplay videos that have sound in them
see Chrome policies

I think I fixed it by creating a fake user interaction that reactivates sound.

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It works now for me on Chrome, thank you for the fix!

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