Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Google briefly starts rolling out Chrome update that blocked autoplay audio feature

Google Chrome- best open source apps for android Google Fixes Issue That Broke Millions of Web-Based Games in Chrome
Velma Reese | 17 May, 2018, 18:29

For smaller platforms especially, the Autoplay policy has broken HTML5-based web games by permanently muting audio unless the developers explicitly write in code to do otherwise.

Alongside game developers, Google's autoplay policy provides another challenge for advertisers online.

A good change in theory, the policies have negatively impacted games and other experiences (according to The Verge) that use the Web Audio API.

That's not what Chrome's developers intended: the plan was to stop auto-playing vids from assaulting your ears and chewing bandwidth.

Numerous commenters suggest the Chrome team allow users to opt in instead of enabling the feature by default.

The new functionality was meant to silence auto-playing audio and video in the web browser, but it inadvertently muted audio from many web games and other projects too, with no way to get it back.

Google Fixes Issue That Broke Millions of Web-Based Games in Chrome
Google delaying some Chrome policies to fight autoplay after games, web apps break

Videos that autoplay with sound are one of the most annoying things on the web, and and Chrome started cracking down on them in April.

We're doing this to give Web Audio API developers (e.g. gaming, audio applications, some RTC features) more time to update their code.

Google says the autoplay policy will be reapplied with Chrome 70 in October, giving developers a chance to rework their projects' code to support the new API.

This should restore sound to sites affected by the new auto-mute feature.

Google developer advocate Myles Borins confirmed yesterday that the audio pausing policy would be temporarily rolled back. It is unclear if websites will abuse the recently-opened loophole and if developers will find a workaround to prevent their games and apps from being silenced as well. This shouldn't affect most audio and videos (included in the audio and video HTML tags), which will continue to be auto-muted, but should ensure the accidentally affected web components are working correctly. "If you are honest in your claim that the side effects of the policy were unintended and unwanted, you should commit-in clear, straightforward language-to finding other alternatives which do not break vast swathes of cultural work that was developed and distributed on the open web".

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