Is there any way to stop a video from automatically playing when it's included in a section in the Story Maps: guided tour?

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08-13-2020 11:20 AM
AdamN
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I have included the new guided tour block into a Story Map and put a video in it. When I scroll to the section with the video, it starts playing automatically.

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OwenGeo
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Adam -- Currently videos autoplay in guided tours. Could you please share some information about why you'd rather require reader interaction? If we better understand your use case we can consider this option in the future.

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps

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OwenGeo
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Adam -- Currently videos autoplay in guided tours. Could you please share some information about why you'd rather require reader interaction? If we better understand your use case we can consider this option in the future.

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps
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AdamN
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I was helping someone else with this question, but I believe they intended to use their storymap as a presentation in front of an audience instead of having it be self-guided.

In this scenario, they found it unfortunate that they had to pause the video whenever they scrolled to a new section.

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SusanCarlson
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We are also interested in this option. We'd like to be able to add an audio controller into the Guided Tour in the text panel, similar to the older style Guided Tour. Since we can't do that we're turning static images into videos with the audio added to it. For the user it's not readily apparent that audio is playing since the sound is off by default. We'd need to add instructions. It would be great to have the option to turn auto audio/video on /off in the setting options. 

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JohnDiDiego
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Was this ever solved.  I am having the same issues with autoplay videos.

RodriguezIvonneITD
New Contributor

It is good to have it ONLY in the cover page automatically playing, but not inside the tour-map or side card. Not good!

Ivonne

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