CEVPlayer - plugin for CRYENGINE V allowing you to play video on the screen and on the game objects
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CEVPlayer - plugin for CRYENGINE V allowing you to play video on the screen and on the game objects

It's includes :

  • Flowgraph nodes for creating video player (Screen video / Texture video)
  • VideoPlayerComponent for easy integration with new components system
  • Schematic functions for easy creation schematic entitys with video player component
  • Example project for fast study functionality
  • Full source code
  • Absolutly free license


Before compiling

  • Go to 3rd folder and unpack 3rd.7z archive
  • Also you need installed CRYENGINE V


  • Use CEVPlayer.cryproject for generation solution
  • Open solution with Visual Studio and build it


  • master - Main branch for latest CRYENGINE version (CRYENGINE 5.5.0 Preview 4)
  • cryengine_5.4 - If you need build plugin for CRYENGINE 5.4
  • cryengine_5.3 - If you need build plugin for CRYENGINE 5.3


  • After compiling plugin go to bin/win_x64 folder and copy plugin to you project bin folder
  • Also you need copy avutil-54.dll and swscale-3.dll from 3rd/libav/bin folder to you project bin folder and also to CRYENGINE/bin/win_x64 folder
  • Add CEVPlayer to you .cryproject file
    "type": "EPluginType::Native",
    "path": "bin/win_x64/CEVPlayer.dll"
  • That's all. Now you can start sandbox and create logic for playing video in you game

Additional information

Warning №1 : CEVPlayer uses code of Libav licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source and binaries can be downloaded here

Warning №2 : CEVPlayer can play video only in .webm format

Warning №3 : All video files should be in Videos folder

Warning №4 : TextureVideoPlayer not playing audio - use audio triggers for this

Warning №5 : Don't use for TextureVideoPlayer video in very hight resolution - it's can be perfomance problems (optimal HD and low)

Warning №6 : Don't play video when level loading - you game will be crash!


  • Add ability to play video when level loading (Problem with blocking OnPostUpdate event)
  • Maybe create special shader for YUV->RGBA conversion
  • Audio triggers for in-game video
  • Make plugin compatible with CRYENGINE 5.3 (See this)

WIKI and lessons

Please see WIKI

Fast study functionality with example project project

GitHub community

I will be happy with any help from the community, so I'm waiting for your pull requests

If you have any problem with this plugin please use GitHub issues mechanism


If you need more from me, write me directly to my email : chernecoff@gmail.com