Dear El Reg,
Could you please stop this "El Reg videos" silliness, or at least make it a bit more usable? I have manually disabled the very possibility of autoplay in my Firefox about:config to be 100% sure that no infuriating auto-play ad can ever get through. With this setting I can still watch videos on youtube, twitter, vimeo, reuters, even BBC. Some of them require a double-click or some other quirky way to properly start, but they are in any case still usable. I've been told that even porn websites still work with autoplay disabled.
It is therefore with terrible sadness that I have to report that your blasted "player" doesn't work at all with autoplay disabled (seems to get stuck in an infinite "loading circle" loop), forcing me to hunt for a youtube link in your page source. Could you please do us autoplay haters a solid and fix that?