Control video programmatically (using Webflow's native video via embedly)

Has anyone ever controlled the native Webflow video element programmatically? Webflow uses Embedly to render the videos, and Embedly has a player.js library tat allows for video controls. I’ve been able to initialize the player, add event listeners, etc but the actual and player.pause() calls don’t work. The video play button flickers for a second like it’s about to play, but doesn’t actually start playing, almost like it’s being cancelled or blocked by something.