I don't know if MFP is hoping to make more money with ever more intrusive moving ads playing at all times including on mobile data, or whether they're hoping that in exasperation people will pay for a premium subscription.
I am a stubborn **kitten** though. And I don't like being forced into things. At all. Which is probably why the relative freedom of calorie counting has worked fairly well for me.
In my books I'm pretty even with MFP: It has certainly helped me. And, in turn, I think I've put in my fair share of paying that back to our mutual benefit.
Including viewing an adequate amount of ads as opposed to the currently obnoxious amount that is getting shovelled down my data pipes.
If my settings say no to automatic video playback, I expect them to be honoured.
If it was a bug, a good several months and several reports would have been enough to resolve it.
Goodwill is an interesting commodity.
Did I mention that I'm a stubborn **kitten**?
If I decide to pay anyone a subscription for a food logging type app in the near future, it will be for something other than MFP.