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Chrome partially disables auto-mute feature until October
17 May 2018, 01:21 | Cameron Gross
Google Fixes Issue That Broke Millions of Web-Based Games in Chrome
Google says the policy will once again be applied to the Web Audio API in October, and that developers have until that point to update the code in their web-based games and apps according to Google's developer guidelines. "The team here is working hard to improve things for users and developers, but in this case we didn't do a good job of communicating the impact of the new autoplay policy to developers using the Web Audio API", Pallet wrote.
Google scaled back a new auto-play policy in the latest version of its Chrome web browser, meant to stop unwanted video ads with sound from serving up and playing without notice.
That's not a very useful solution for developers who don't have access to the original code used to make legacy content, though, or those who can no longer update that code on the original servers hosting their work. The latest version of Chrome for Mac, Windows, and Linux has removed the autoplay policy for the Web Audio API. Users and developers have listed dozens of web games and audio sites that were broken after Chrome 66.
Pallett said Google is rolling back the change made in Chrome 66 to give developers more time to properly react to the new system.
Even following the rollback, many developers have voiced their complaints in Chrome's developer forum, with some suggesting that Google should consider making the new audio policy an opt-in change rather than something that is enabled by default. Some feel that Google is restricting the spirit of a free and open web buy forcing their standards on the world's most popular browser. As others have pointed out, this is a non-trivial user interface challenge with a lot of nuances.
Unless users had whitelisted a site or previously interacted with it, Chrome's blocking feature stops one of the most irritating elements of web browsing: the sudden playing of loud videos.
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