iPad - Issue with autoplay videos in Text mode

In the iOS app, I am having difficulty with feeds that have autoplay videos in the article. These get embedded into the story even when in "Text" mode. If I navigate to another article, the audio still plays. Sometimes the audio plays without a way to shut it off.

I don’t think it’s necessarily a problem with the Text mode but an article’s audio should ideally stop if you change to another article.

Ultimately, a band-aid for this might be a control to mute all audio in the Newsblur app, so if an app auto-plays video, I wouldn’t hear it anyway. (to see a video, I could click the link to view the actual site’s article page)

See video above for recording of the issue

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The trick to clearing the scrolled page is to go one more page away. It’s built so that there are 3 pages loaded: the current page, previous, and next. But I keep the stories loaded because then its a seamless transition between stories.

If this happens, just move one more story away and it will stop. As for autoplay, I didn’t think that was possible on iOS, but if it’s happening there’s no good way to stop it.

I looked into this again and it seems that videos that autoplay will only autoplay if muted. Otherwise they require user interaction. I’m not sure why it would autoplay with sound.