Hi Jane, thanks for your help! I'm not sure we're understanding each other though, no doubt the fault is all mine, but allow me to explain further.
I created these links to my videos you see on my front page as portfolio posts using the "video" format because the "gallery" type posts didn't have the options I needed like a title over the featured image and unfortunately, that switch to hide controls is not available to me in a portfolio post.
Here's a link to my website so you can see what's going on: http://www.jorgegrauperafilms.com/
What can I do here to make this work?
Sorry for posting in the wrong forum, noted. Thanks for your patience and your help.