Many webmasters add many videos and GIFs to their website. You certainly don’t want them to slow down your site and make it less interesting for your visitors. Lazy loading videos on your site is one way to address the issue. Lazy Load for Videos happens to be a free plugin that improves your page load times by replacing embedded YouTube and Vimeo videos with a clickable preview image.
The plugin only loads videos when your visitors are ready to view them. You can display video titles on preview images, hide annotations, add your own custom CSS and hide the YouTube players’ control. The plugin is highly customizable. You can change the player’s color, hide title, disable related videos, and exert more control over the YouTube player. You can try the plugin for free.