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Question Video widget - self hosted autoplay not working in live enviornment

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NyNyDanDan

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Hi All - I created a VSL page and have placed the video into my media library and chose the self-hosted option. I also ticked the autoplay slider. When the page loads into the Elementor creation environment the video autoplays. When I choose the preview option, it autoplays. But when I'm logged out of WP and paste the URL into the browser address bar...no autoplay :-( I tried it with Chrome and Edge and am getting the same result in both. This also included clearing cache and cookies at each test. I tried posting a link so you can see/test it for yourself but am not able to. I don't have enough forum posts to include a link. If it would help I'd be happy to DM the link - any help you can offer would be great! Thanks...
 
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sms-design

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  • Many browsers, particularly the most recent versions, automatically block videos from automatically playing, particularly ones with audio.
  • Most mobile devices, including Apple iPhones, Apple iPads and many Android and Microsoft devices do not support the video autoplay feature so your video will not play automatically if a visitor is on one of these devices.
  • Some desktop or laptop browsers also automatically block videos from automatically playing or may automatically mute the audio.
You can try muting the audio some have said that works
 
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NyNyDanDan

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Thanks for weighing in SMS-D. Geez - with all of those stipulations, what good is it these days having a VSL? I'll be running sponsored FB ads to drive traffic. Someone lands on my page and they have to click a play button to watch/hear my message will certainly bounce instantly and ad spend is wasted...
 
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