Video player causes audio ducking even when inactive on Android

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#1 Posted by GirlUSoCrazy (8510 posts) -

Typical scenario: I am listening to a podcast on my phone and browsing GameSpot using Chrome. Any time there is a GameSpot video player present on the current tab, the audio on my podcast will be at 50%. If the video player has not been activated (i.e. I haven't pushed the big red circle Play button) it still does this. So I can't really browse GameSpot when I'm listening to a podcast because I can't hear the podcast.

Is it possible to eliminate this issue? Perhaps do not load the video player component at all until I click that Play button? If the autoplay flag is set to enable then load it, if autoplay is disabled then have a JavaScript click-through that will then trigger the player to load?