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Any idea on how I can totally disable or entirely remove the default/Native Wordpress video player?

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    Note that if you do this it'll revert to the default player the browser provides, which will appear very different from browser to browser. This may also break playlists
    – Tom J Nowell
    Jan 20, 2021 at 21:39

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welcome aboard.

WordPress uses Media Elements JS for default video/audio player. You can disable this scripts with this code. Please add this code to your theme's functions.php

 function deregister_media_elements(){
   wp_deregister_script('wp-mediaelement');
   wp_deregister_style('wp-mediaelement');
}
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts','deregister_media_elements');

PS. This code de-register mediaelements.js from all WordPress (with your current theme).

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