Youtube Player for Flutter

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Flutter plugin for playing or streaming YouTube videos inline using the official iFrame Player API. Supports both Android and iOS platforms. DEMO

Salient Features

  • Inline Playback
  • No need for API Key
  • Supports custom controls
  • Supports Live Stream videos
  • Support for both Android and iOS
  • Adapts to quality as per the bandwidth
  • Fast Forward and Rewind on horizontal drag

The plugin uses forked version of webview_flutter under-the-hood to play videos.

Since webview_flutter relies on Flutter's new mechanism for embedding Android and iOS views, this plugin might share some known issues tagged with the platform-views and/or webview labels.

Setup

iOS

Opt-in to the embedded views preview by adding a boolean property to the app's Info.plist file with the key io.flutter.embedded_views_preview and the value YES.

Android

No configuration required - the plugin should work out of the box.

Usage

1. Depend

Add this to you package's pubspec.yaml file:

dependencies:
  youtube_player_flutter: ^2.0.0

2. Install

Run command:

$ flutter packages get

3. Import

Import in Dart code:

import 'package:youtube_player_flutter/youtube_player_flutter.dart';

4. Using Youtube Player

YoutubePlayer(
    context: context,
    videoId: "iLnmTe5Q2Qw",
    autoPlay: true,
    showVideoProgressIndicator: true,
    videoProgressIndicatorColor: Colors.amber,
    progressColors: ProgressColors(
      playedColor: Colors.amber,
      handleColor: Colors.amberAccent,
    ),
    onPlayerInitialized: (controller) {
      _controller = controller;
      _controller.addListener(listener);
    },
),

5. Playing live stream videos

Set the isLive property to true in order to change the UI to match Live Video.

Live UI Demo

YoutubePlayer(
    context: context,
    videoId: "iLnmTe5Q2Qw",
    isLive: true,
    liveUIColor: Colors.amber,
),

Didn't like the controls?

Don't worry, Got a solution for you. 😉

Set the hideControls property to true, then you can create your own custom controls using the controller obtained from onPlayerInitialized property.

YoutubePlayer(
    context: context,
    videoId: "iLnmTe5Q2Qw",
    hideControls: true,
    onPlayerInitialized: (controller) {
      //Create your own UI using this controller
      //on top of the player.
    },
),

Want to play using Youtube URLs ?

The plugin also provides convertUrlToId() method that converts youtube links to its corresponding video ids.

String videoId;
videoId = YoutubePlayer.convertUrlToId("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBAyRBTfsOU");
print(videoId); // BBAyRBTfsOU

Example

More Detailed Example

Note

Know more about the configuration options here.

The plugin causes conflict with webview_flutter plugin as this plugin already contains webview as its dependency. So there is no need of separately adding webview_flutter. You can use WebView from the plugin itself.

Download

Download apk from above(in badges) and try the plugin.

Limitation

Since the plugin is based on platform views. This plugin requires Android API level 20 or greater.

If you only want to target Android and need support for Android Kitkat or less, then you can use youtube_player.

License

Copyright (c) 2019 Sarbagya Dhaubanjar

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
SOFTWARE.

Libraries

youtube_player_flutter