video_player 0.10.0+1

Video Player plugin for Flutter #

pub package

A Flutter plugin for iOS and Android for playing back video on a Widget surface.

The example app running in iOS

Note: This plugin is still under development, and some APIs might not be available yet. Feedback welcome and Pull Requests are most welcome!

Installation #

First, add video_player as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

iOS #

Warning: The video player is not functional on iOS simulators. An iOS device must be used during development/testing.

Add the following entry to your Info.plist file, located in <project root>/ios/Runner/Info.plist:


This entry allows your app to access video files by URL.

Android #

Ensure the following permission is present in your Android Manifest file, located in `

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>

The Flutter project template adds it, so it may already be there.

Example #

import 'package:video_player/video_player.dart';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() => runApp(VideoApp());

class VideoApp extends StatefulWidget {
  _VideoAppState createState() => _VideoAppState();

class _VideoAppState extends State<VideoApp> {
  VideoPlayerController _controller;

  void initState() {
    _controller =
      ..initialize().then((_) {
        // Ensure the first frame is shown after the video is initialized, even before the play button has been pressed.
        setState(() {});

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Video Demo',
      home: Scaffold(
        body: Center(
          child: _controller.value.initialized
              ? AspectRatio(
                  aspectRatio: _controller.value.aspectRatio,
                  child: VideoPlayer(_controller),
              : Container(),
        floatingActionButton: FloatingActionButton(
          onPressed: () {
            setState(() {
                  ? _controller.pause()
          child: Icon(
            _controller.value.isPlaying ? Icons.pause : Icons.play_arrow,

  void dispose() {

0.10.0+1 #

  • Log a more detailed warning at build time about the previous AndroidX migration.

0.10.0 #

  • Breaking change. Migrate from the deprecated original Android Support Library to AndroidX. This shouldn't result in any functional changes, but it requires any Android apps using this plugin to also migrate if they're using the original support library.

0.9.0 #

  • Fixed the aspect ratio and orientation of videos. Videos are now properly displayed when recorded in portrait mode both in iOS and Android.

0.8.0 #

  • Android: Upgrade ExoPlayer to 2.9.1
  • Android: Use current gradle dependencies
  • Android 9 compatibility fixes for Demo App

0.7.2 #

  • Updated to use factories on exoplayer MediaSources for Android instead of the now-deprecated constructors.

0.7.1 #

  • Fixed null exception on Android when the video has a width or height of 0.

0.7.0 #

  • Add a unit test for controller and texture changes. This is a breaking change since the interface had to be cleaned up to facilitate faking.

0.6.6 #

  • Fix the condition where the player doesn't update when attached controller is changed.

0.6.5 #

  • Eliminate race conditions around initialization: now initialization events are queued and guaranteed to be delivered to the Dart side. VideoPlayer widget is rebuilt upon completion of initialization.

0.6.4 #

  • Android: add support for hls, dash and ss video formats.

0.6.3 #

  • iOS: Allow audio playback in silent mode.

0.6.2 #

  • VideoPlayerController.seekTo() is now frame accurate on both platforms.

0.6.1 #

  • iOS: add missing observer removals to prevent crashes on deallocation.

0.6.0 #

  • Android: use ExoPlayer instead of MediaPlayer for better video format support.

0.5.5 #

  • Breaking change VideoPlayerController.initialize() now only completes after the controller is initialized.
  • Updated example in

0.5.4 #

  • Updated Gradle tooling to match Android Studio 3.1.2.

0.5.3 #

  • Added video buffering status.

0.5.2 #

  • Fixed a bug on iOS that could lead to missing initialization.
  • Added support for HLS video on iOS.

0.5.1 #

  • Fixed bug on video loop feature for iOS.

0.5.0 #

  • Added the constructor VideoPlayerController.file.
  • Breaking change. Changed VideoPlayerController.isNetwork to an enum VideoPlayerController.dataSourceType.

0.4.1 #

  • Updated Flutter SDK constraint to reflect the changes in v0.4.0.

0.4.0 #

  • Breaking change. Removed the VideoPlayerController constructor
  • Added two new factory constructors VideoPlayerController.asset and to respectively play a video from the Flutter assets and from a network uri.

0.3.0 #

  • Breaking change. Set SDK constraints to match the Flutter beta release.

0.2.1 #

  • Fixed some signatures to account for strong mode runtime errors.
  • Fixed spelling mistake in toString output.

0.2.0 #

  • Breaking change. Renamed VideoPlayerController.isErroneous to VideoPlayerController.hasError.
  • Updated documentation of when fields are available on VideoPlayerController.
  • Updated links in

0.1.1 #

  • Simplified and upgraded Android project template to Android SDK 27.
  • Moved Android package to io.flutter.plugins.
  • Fixed warnings from the Dart 2.0 analyzer.

0.1.0 #

  • Breaking change. Upgraded to Gradle 4.1 and Android Studio Gradle plugin 3.0.1. Older Flutter projects need to upgrade their Gradle setup as well in order to use this version of the plugin. Instructions can be found here.

0.0.7 #

  • Added access to the video size.
  • Made the VideoProgressIndicator render using a LinearProgressIndicator.

0.0.6 #

  • Fixed a bug related to hot restart on Android.

0.0.5 #

  • Added VideoPlayerValue.toString().
  • Added FLT prefix to iOS types.

0.0.4 #

  • The player will now pause on app pause, and resume on app resume.
  • Implemented scrubbing on the progress bar.

0.0.3 #

  • Made creating a VideoPlayerController a synchronous operation. Must be followed by a call to initialize().
  • Added VideoPlayerController.setVolume().
  • Moved the package to flutter/plugins github repo.

0.0.2 #

  • Fix meta dependency version.

0.0.1 #

  • Initial release


video_player_example #

Demonstrates how to use the video_player plugin.

Getting Started #

For help getting started with Flutter, view our online documentation.

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

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

  video_player: ^0.10.0+1

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support flutter pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:video_player/video_player.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Jul 10, 2019, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.4.0
  • pana: 0.12.19
  • Flutter: 1.7.8+hotfix.3


Detected platforms: Flutter

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The version constraint in pubspec.yaml does not support the latest published versions for 1 dependency (meta).


Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.0.0-dev.28.0 <3.0.0
flutter 0.0.0
meta ^1.0.5 1.1.6 1.1.7
Transitive dependencies
collection 1.14.11
sky_engine 0.0.99
typed_data 1.1.6
vector_math 2.0.8
Dev dependencies