I have a request from the client to auto-play a video on load for a given
page. The page contains the video prominently at the top and has significant
additional information below. Our internal discussion is that the user needs
to take an inventory of the content of the page and would miss the 1st part
of the video if it auto played. I also suspect that auto play on a page that
has additional content is an unexpected action. Conversely I believe if the
video were the only content on the page it would be OK to auto-play.
Opinions, strategy and rationale either way requested.