"Unfortunately end users tend to freak out when you disable autoplay"
Err...Thats their problem surely, not yours?
Autoplay is not, and never has been a good feature, it has always something that any Sysop or Sysadmin or whatever they call themselves nowadays, should immediately disable, simply because not to do so causes too many problems.
It takes about three mouse clicks to get around autoplay, if your users are to stupid to manage that, then I suggest locking the boxes down so tight they squeak when used.
You must work for an advertising agency or local government? since they seem to be the only employers of computer illiterates on this particular scale nowadays.
Do us all a favour and please educate these morons that running programs without explicitly requesting it , is actually a really (read, career ending) bad idea.
You know it makes sense
Yours, Uncle Sid.