I've noticed some web sites have started doing that. The ad blocker I use allows me to disable it for the web sites I choose. I also started using Microsoft Edge for a web browser. The majority of videos seem to work now. I didn't like Chrome because it seemed to want to take over or change too many other things on my computer. I'm afraid too many ads are here to stay, we will just have to learn how to work around them or avoid some web sites as much as we can.
Could you be more specific about "seemed to want to take over or change too many other things on my computer" using Chrome? I read that there are some privacy concerns about Chrome, but could not find much. I went through the settings and changed some stuff, but I didn't notice anything other than that. Thanks!