Videos Autoplay – (Show in Lightbox – Loads after user interaction…)

Issue: Autoplay doesn’t work even though the “autoplay” is set to “on” in the code (autoplay=1).

Note: This is not the Enfold issue, this can be verify by switching to a WordPress default theme.

Reason: Google changed their autoplay policies, for more information: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/09/autoplay-policy-changes

Solution: The “autoplay” can still be apply but need to mute the video by adding “&mute=1“, to the iframe code.
(i.e. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoV_4i0MQJQ?autoplay=1&mute=1)

Choose a preview/fallback image:
Also need to add image as “Video Fallback”.

See Samples below:

Layher YouTube video with (Missing Fallback image).

Sample YouTube video with (Fallback image added).

Sample Vimeo video (With Fallback image added).