Youtube Player IFrame

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Flutter plugin for playing or streaming YouTube videos inline using the official iFrame Player API. The package exposes almost all the API provided by iFrame Player API. So, it's 100% customizable.

Note: This package only provides default youtube web player's skin. If you need Youtube Android player like player with gesture support, use youtube_player_flutter instead. youtube_player_flutter also uses this package as dependency. (Migration Pending)

Supported Platforms:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Web

YOUTUBE PLAYER IFRAME

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Salient Features

  • Inline Playback
  • Supports captions
  • No need for API Key
  • Supports custom controls
  • Retrieves video meta data
  • Supports Live Stream videos
  • Supports changing playback rate
  • Support for both Android and iOS
  • Adapts to quality as per the bandwidth
  • Exposes builders for building custom controls
  • Playlist Support (Both custom and Youtube's playlist)

For Web, Flutter's HtmlElementView. For Android & iOS, the package uses flutter_inappwebview under-the-hood.

Since flutter_inappwebview relies on Flutter's mechanism for embedding Android and iOS views, this plugin might share some known issues tagged with the platform-views label.

Requirements

  • Android: minSdkVersion 17 and add support for androidx (see AndroidX Migration)
  • iOS: --ios-language swift, Xcode version >= 11
  • Web: None

Setup

Web

No Configuration Required.

iOS

Add these lines to Info.plist

<key>io.flutter.embedded_views_preview</key>
<true/>

Follow the guide here for complete iOS setup

Android

Set minSdkVersion of your android/app/build.gradle file to at least 17.

Follow the guide here for complete Android setup

Note: Although the minimum to be set is 17, the player won't play on device with API < 20. For API < 20 devices, you might want to forward the video to be played using YouTube app instead, using packages like url_launcher or android_intent.

Using the player

YoutubePlayerController _controller = YoutubePlayerController(
    initialVideoId: 'K18cpp_-gP8',
    params: YoutubePlayerParams(
        playlist: ['nPt8bK2gbaU', 'gQDByCdjUXw'], // Defining custom playlist
        startAt: Duration(seconds: 30),
        showControls: true,
        showFullscreenButton: true,
    ),
);

YoutubePlayerIFrame(
    controller: _controller,
    aspectRatio: 16 / 9,
),

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YoutubePlayerControllerProvider( // Provides controller to all the widget below it.
  controller: _controller,
  child: YoutubePlayerIFrame(
    aspectRatio: 16 / 9,
  ),
);

// Access the controller as: `YoutubePlayerControllerProvider.of(context)` or `controller.ytController`.

Want to customize the player?

The package provides YoutubeValueBuilder, which can be used to create any custom controls.

For example, let's create a custom play pause button.

YoutubeValueBuilder(
   controller: _controller, // This can be omitted, if using `YoutubePlayerControllerProvider`
   builder: (context, value) {
      return IconButton(
         icon: Icon( 
                  value.playerState == PlayerState.playing
                    ? Icons.pause
                    : Icons.play_arrow,
         ),
         onPressed: value.isReady
            ? () {
                  value.playerState == PlayerState.playing
                    ? context.ytController.pause()
                    : context.ytController.play();
                 }
            : null,
      );
   },
);

Available Methods

Methods available for YoutubePlayerController.

MethodDescription
play()Plays the currently cued/loaded video.
pause()Pauses the currently playing video.
stop()Stops and cancels loading of the current video.
nextVideo()Loads and plays the next video in the playlist.
previousVideo()Loads and plays the previous video in the playlist.
playVideoAt(index)Loads and plays the specified video in the playlist.
load(videoId, {startAt, endAt})Loads and plays the specified video.
cue(videoId, {startAt, endAt})Loads the specified video's thumbnail and prepares the player to play the video.
loadPlaylist(list, {listType, startAt, index})Loads the specified list and plays it.
cuePlaylist(list, {listType, startAt, index})Queues the specified list of videos.
mute()Mutes the player.
unMute()Unmutes the player.
setVolume(volume)Sets the volume of player.
seekTo(position, {allowSeekAhead})Seeks to a specified time in the video.
setSize(size)Sets the size in pixels of the player.
setPlaybackRate(rate)Sets the playback speed for the video.
setLoop(loop)Enables or disables looping.
setShuffle(shuffle)Enables or disables shuffling playlist.
reset()Resets the controller.
convertUrlToId(url, {trimWhiteSpaces})Converts fully qualified YouTube Url to video id.
getThumbnail(videoId, {quality, webp})Grabs YouTube video's thumbnail for provided video id.
onEnterFullScreen()Called when player enters fullscreen.
onExitFullScreen()Called when player exits fullscreen.
invokeJavascript(function)Invoke custom javascript function.
hideTopMenu()Hides the title and share icons at the top of player (May violate YouTube's TOS. Use at your own risk.)
hidePauseOverlay()Hides the related videos overlay while player is paused (May violate YouTube's TOS. Use at your own risk.)

Youtube Player Parameters

All the available parameters.

ParameterDescription
autoPlaySpecifies whether the initial video will automatically start to play when the player loads. Default = true
muteMutes the player. Default = false
captionLanguageCaption language. Default = 'en'
enableCaptionEnables caption by default. Default = true
colorSpecifies the color that will be used in the player's video progress bar to highlight the amount of the video that the viewer has already seen. Default = red
showControlsIndicates whether the video player controls are displayed. Default = true
enableKeyboardEnables or disables the player to respond to keyboard controls. Default = false
enableJavaScriptEnables or disables the player to be controlled via IFrame or JavaScript Player API calls. Default = true
endAtEnds the playback in specified time.
showFullscreenButtonShows or hides the fullscreen button from displaying in the player. Default = false
interfaceLanguageSets the player's interface language.
showVideoAnnotationsEnables or disables video annotations to be shown by default. Default = true
loopEnables or disables the player to play the initial video again and again. Default = true
playlistSpecifies a list of video IDs to be played after initialVideoId.
playsInlineControls whether videos play inline or fullscreen in an HTML5 player on iOS. Default = true
strictRelatedVideosEnabling ensure that related videos will come from the same channel as the video that was just played. Default = false
startAtStarts the video at specified time.
desktopModeThe controls will be alike Youtube Desktop's controls.

Limitation

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

License

Copyright 2020 Sarbagya Dhaubanjar. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

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      contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
      from this software without specific prior written permission.

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Libraries

youtube_player_iframe