ssdifnskdjfnsdjk commented on my original MP4 post that he got an MP4 working just like an animated GIF, so I'll try again.
I also followed his tutorial for making images & videos optional, so just being a peer for this zite won't involve automatically downloading every single image and video.
Here goes attempt #2.
The code that ssd used:
<video autoplay="" loop="" muted="" src="video/file-name1.mp4" type="video/mp4">This browser does not stream this video</video>
So I'll adjust that for my file name and location.
<video autoplay="" loop="" muted="" src="data/img/Monty.Python.Every.Sperm.Is.Sacred--MP4.mp4" type="video/mp4">This browser does not stream this video</video>
And now the video...
Well, for me, in both Firefox (Quantum) and Vivaldi, the video does not autoplay. In both I have to right click on the image and select "Play". I expected that in Vivaldi because I have an extension to prevent autoplaying videos. But I have no such extension in Firefox.
Now I wonder if ages ago, when I was being particularly annoyed by autoplaying videos, maybe I went into Firefox's
about:config and set autoplay to "false".
Looking there I see this:
I'll try changing that and reloading.
Nope, that did not make a difference. The video is just a still image until I right-click and choose play.