My website has a comment section in which people can post images. Many people post animations (which are actually MP4 converted from GIF's, so they are quick to load and save a lot of bandwidth), and until now I've had a play button available if the user wants to play the animation.
However, recently I, and other users, have been getting a little annoyed at how inconvenient it is. A lot of times people post an animation on every comment, and clicking on the play button for each is annoying. Others, however, think I should keep it because sometimes they don't want to play the animations. Not to mention that it's memory-consuming.
What should I do? What I did for now was - auto-play the first images, then pause them and add a play button when the user presses "load more." But is it wise to load them all?