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Embed Player

Unified jQuery interface to various audio/video players without dependency on their official JavaScript libraries. Currently supported players:

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Twitch
  • SoundCloud
  • Dailymotion
  • HMTL 5 audio/video

Internet Explorer <=8 is not supported.

Why?

So you have an unified interface for all of these players and you don't need to load the player APIs from the respective services (which is basically XSS).

Example

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/1084537?api=1" id="embed"
	width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
$('#embed').on('embedplayer:statechange', function (event) {
	console.log('state:', event.state);
}).on('embedplayer:error', function (event) {
	console.error('error:', event.error);
}).on('embedplayer:durationchange', function (event) {
	console.log('duration:', event.duration);
}).on('embedplayer:volumechange', function (event) {
	console.log('volume:', event.volume);
}).on('embedplayer:timeupdate', function (event) {
	console.log('currentTime:', event.currentTime);
}).on('embedplayer:ready', function (event) {
	console.log('link:', $(this).embedplayer('link'));
}).embedplayer('listen'); // enable all events

$('#embed').embedplayer('play');
$('#embed').embedplayer('seek',30);
$('#embed').embedplayer('volume',0.5);
$('#embed').embedplayer('pause');
$('#embed').embedplayer('stop');

Bugs/TODO

If the iframe is not loaded when the embed player is initialized any initialization message sent to the iframe will be lost. As I see it, it's not possible to determine if an iframe is already loaded cross browser (Firefox does not implement iframe.readyState).

API Reference

Functions

Properties

Events

Functions

init()

Initializes the embed. All other functions do this implicitely as well.

Examples:

$('#embed').embedplayer('init');

or

$('#embed').embedplayer();

listen([events])

Enable certain events.

Examples:

$('#embed').embedplayer('listen', 'timeupdate error');

or:

$('#embed').embedplayer('listen', ['timeupdate', 'error']);

or to enable all events:

$('#embed').embedplayer('listen');

play()

Example:

$('#embed').embedplayer('play');

pause()

Example:

$('#embed').embedplayer('pause');

stop()

Not all players support this. If it is not supported it is the same as pause().

Example:

$('#embed').embedplayer('stop');

seek(time)

time is given in seconds.

Example:

$('#embed').embedplayer('seek', time);

next()

Play the next video from the playlist. Currently only supported for YouTube playlists.

Example:

$('#embed').embedplayer('next');

prev()

Play the previous video from the playlist. Currently only supported for YouTube playlists.

Example:

$('#embed').embedplayer('prev');

supported()

Example:

if (!$('#embed').embedplayer('supported')) {
	alert('Cannot control this embed!');
}

volume(value)

value is in the range of 0 to 1.

Example:

$('#embed').embedplayer('volume', value);

Properties

volume(callback)

callback is a function that takes the volume value as paramert. The volume is in the range of 0 to 1. The value might be NaN if the player is not yet initialized or for some players if it hasn't started playing.

Example:

$('#embed').embedplayer('volume', function (value) { console.log(value); });

currenttime(callback)

callback is a function that takes the current time value as paramert. The time is given in seconds. The value might be NaN if the player is not yet initialized or for some players if it hasn't started playing.

Example:

$('#embed').embedplayer('currenttime', function (value) { console.log(value); });

duration(callback)

callback is a function that takes the duration value as paramert. The duration is given in seconds. The value might be NaN if the player is not yet initialized or for some players if it hasn't started playing.

Example:

$('#embed').embedplayer('duration', function (value) { console.log(value); });

state

Possible states:

  • init
  • playing
  • paused
  • finished
  • buffering

Not all states are supported by all players.

Example:

console.log($('#embed').embedplayer('state'));

link

Link to a web page representing the video. Might be null if it can't be determined.

Example:

console.log($('#embed').embedplayer('link'));

Events

TODO

embeplayer:statechange

Event object properties:

embeplayer:ready

embeplayer:play

embeplayer:pause

embeplayer:finish

embeplayer:buffering

embeplayer:timeupdate

Event object properties:

  • currentTime in seconds

embeplayer:volumechange

Event object properties:

  • volume between 0 and 1

embeplayer:durationchange

Event object properties:

  • duration in seconds, for streams it might be Infinity

embeplayer:error

Event object properties:

  • error possible values (might change, except for the first 4):
    • error
    • not_found
    • forbidden
    • illegal_parameter
    • informational
    • success
    • redirection
    • found
    • not_modified
    • client_error
    • internal_server_error
    • server_error
    • aborted
    • network_error
    • decoding_error
    • src_not_supported
  • message (optional)
  • title (optional)
  • statusCode (optional) is a HTTP status code associated with the error

Note: The Vimeo backend currently only supports message and title and just uses the error code error for all kinds of errors. I need to find a list of Vimeo error names to make an appropriate mapping.