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A customisable React Native video player for Android and IOS

A customisable React Native video player for Android and IOS

react-native-af-video-player

A customisable React Native video player for Android and IOS

demo

Features

  • Fullscreen support for Android and iOS!
  • Works with react-navigation
  • Optional action button for custom use
  • Add your own logo and/or placeholder

Install

npm i -s react-native-af-video-player

Then link

react-native link react-native-video
react-native link react-native-keep-awake
react-native link react-native-vector-icons
react-native link react-native-orientation
react-native link react-native-linear-gradient

Simple Usage

import React from 'react'
import { AppRegistry, StyleSheet, View } from 'react-native'
import Video from 'react-native-af-video-player'

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center'
  }
})

const url = 'https://your-url.com/video.mp4'

class VideoExample extends React.Component {

  render() {
    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <Video url={url} />
      </View>
    )
  }
}

AppRegistry.registerComponent('VideoExample', () => VideoExample)

Props

Prop Type Required Default Description
url string, number Yes A URL string (or number for local) is required.
autoPlay bool No false Autoplays the video as soon as it's loaded
loop bool No false Allows the video to continuously loop
title string No '' Adds a title of your video at the top of the player
placeholder string No undefined Adds an image placeholder while it's loading and stopped at the beginning
logo string No undefined Adds an image logo at the top left corner of the video
theme string No 'white' Adds an optional theme colour to the players controls
style number, object No {} Apply styles directly to the Video player (ignored in fullscreen mode)
resizeMode string No 'contain' Fills the whole screen at aspect ratio. contain, cover etc
rotateToFullScreen bool No false Tapping the fullscreen button will rotate the screen. Also rotating the screen will automatically switch to fullscreen mode
fullScreenOnly bool No false This will play only in fullscreen mode
inlineOnly bool No false This hides the fullscreen button and only plays the video in inline mode
playInBackground bool No false Audio continues to play when app enters background.
playWhenInactive bool No false [iOS] Video continues to play when control or notification center are shown.
rate number No 1 Adjusts the speed of the video. 0 = stopped, 1.0 = normal
volume number No 1 Adjusts the volume of the video. 0 = mute, 1.0 = full volume
onMorePress function No undefined Adds an action button at the top right of the player. Use this callback function for your own use. e.g share link
onFullScreen function No Returns the fullscreen status whenever it toggles. Useful for situations like react navigation.
onTimedMetadata function No undefined Callback when the stream receives metadata
scrollBounce bool No false Enables the bounce effect for the ScrollView
lockPortraitOnFsExit bool No false Keep Portrait mode locked after Exiting from Fullscreen mode
lockRatio number No undefined Force a specific ratio to the Video player. e.g. lockRatio={16 / 9}
onLoad function No (data) => {} Returns data once video is loaded
onProgress function No (progress) => {} Returns progress data
onEnd function No () => {} Invoked when video finishes playing
onError function No (error) => {} Returns an error message argument
error boolean, object No true Pass in an object to Alert. See https://facebook.github.io/react-native/docs/alert.html

Referencing

To toggle play/pause manually, you can do it like so:


  class MyComponent extends Component {

    play() {
      this.video.play()
    }

    pause() {
      this.video.pause()
    }

    render() {
      return (
        <View>
          <Video
            url={url}
            ref={(ref) => { this.video = ref }}
          />
          <Button onPress={() => this.play()}>Play</Button>
          <Button onPress={() => this.pause()}>Pause</Button>
        </View>
      )
    }
  }

Issues

Container

Avoid adding alignItems: 'center' to the container, it can cause fullscreen mode to disappear :D

React Navigation

If you’re using react-navigation you need to manually hide the headers / tab bars to take advantage of fullscreen videos.

Example

import React, { Component } from 'react'
import { StyleSheet, View, ScrollView, Alert, Text } from 'react-native'

import Video from 'react-native-af-video-player'

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1
  }
})

class ReactNavigationExample extends Component {

  static navigationOptions = ({ navigation }) => {
    const { state } = navigation
    // Setup the header and tabBarVisible status
    const header = state.params && (state.params.fullscreen ? undefined : null)
    const tabBarVisible = state.params ? state.params.fullscreen : true
    return {
      // If you're using stack navigators, you can hide the header bar like so
      header,
      // If you're using the tab navigators, you can hide the tab bar like so
      tabBarVisible,
    }
  }

  onFullScreen(status) {
    // Set the params to pass in the fullscreen status to navigationOptions
    this.props.navigation.setParams({
      fullscreen: !status
    })
  }

  onMorePress() {
    Alert.alert(
      'Boom',
      'This is an action call!',
      [{ text: 'Aw yeah!' }]
    )
  }

  render() {

    const url = 'https://your-url.com/video.mp4'
    const logo = 'https://your-url.com/logo.png'
    const placeholder = 'https://your-url.com/placeholder.png'
    const title = 'My video title'

    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <Video
          autoPlay
          url={url}
          title={title}
          logo={logo}
          placeholder={placeholder}
          onMorePress={() => this.onMorePress()}
          onFullScreen={status => this.onFullScreen(status)}
          fullScreenOnly
        />
        <ScrollView>
          <Text>Some content here...</Text>
        </ScrollView>
      </View>
    )
  }
}

export default ReactNavigationExample

http vs https

For your sanity you should use https especially if you’re planning to use this for iOS. Using http will not work due to App Transport Security Settings will result in AppStore rejection.

Fullscreen videos inside a ScrollView

If you need the video inside a ScrollView, use our own ScrollView instead:
The reason for this is because we need to hide all of it's content due to ScrollView styling challenges when enabling fullscreen mode. We wouldn't want you deal with that headache, instead let this component handle it :)
You can also apply styles to the video by wrapping our Container around it. Note: wrapping the video with your own element can cause fullscreen defects.

Example


  import Video, { ScrollView, Container } from 'react-native-af-video-player'

  const styles = StyleSheet.create({
    container: {
      flex: 1
    },
    videoContainer: {
      margin: 10
    }
  })

  class VideoInScrollView extends React.Component {

    render() {
      return (
        <ScrollView style={styles.container}>

          <Text>Some content above</Text>

          <Container style={styles.videoContainer}>
            <Video
              autoPlay
              url={url}
              title={title}
              logo={logo}
              placeholder={logo}
              rotateToFullScreen
            />
          </Container>

          {/* Or use without the Container */}
          <Video
            autoPlay
            url={url}
            title={title}
            logo={logo}
            placeholder={logo}
            rotateToFullScreen
          />

          <Text>Some content below</Text>

        </ScrollView>
      )
    }
  }

To Do

[ ] Improve scrubber controls for iOS
[ ] Customise specific components for better theming
[ ] Option to use custom icons
[ ] Support Immersive mode for Android
[x] Provide fullscreen support within a ScrollView


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