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Dash Player

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Dash Player is a Dash component for playing a variety of URLs, including file paths, YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, SoundCloud, Streamable, Vimeo, Wistia, Mixcloud, and DailyMotion. It is wrapped around the ReactPlayer component.

For more detailed documentation on Dash Player and how to use it, visit the official Dash Player documentation page

For updates and more, please see the ongoing changes to this repository's issue tracker or the Dash community discussion on Dash Player.

This is a custom community component, so if your organization or company is interested in sponsoring enhancements to this project, please reach out to the Plotly Dash team.

Getting started

Here are the following steps to get started with using Dash Player in your own Dash apps

$ pip install dash-player


Prop Description Default
id The ID used to identify this component in Dash callbacks.
className The CSS class used to identify this component in external stylesheets.
url The url of the media to be played.
playing Whether or not the media is currently playing. Can be set to True or False to play and pause the media, respectively. false
loop Whether or not the media will loop once the player reaches the end. Can be set to True or False to set looping on or off, respectively. false
controls Set to true or false to display native player controls. Vimeo, Twitch and Wistia player will always display controls. false
volume A number between 0 and 1 representing the volume of the player. If set to None, Dash Player ises default volume on all players. null
muted Set to true or false to mute or unmute player volume, respectively. Only works if volume is set. false
playbackRate Set the playback rate of the player (only supported by YouTube, Wistia, and file paths).
width A number or string representing the pixel width of the player. 640px
height A number or string representing the pixel height of the player. 360px
style Optional additional CSS styles. If width or height are supplied within style, then this will override the component-level width or height. {}
playsinline Applies the html5 playsinline attribute where supported, which allows videos to be played inline and will not automatically enter fullscreen mode when playback begins (for iOS). false
currentTime Returns the number of seconds that have been played
secondsLoaded Returns the number of seconds that have been loaded
duration Returns the duration (in seconds) of the currently playing media
intervalCurrentTime Interval in milliseconds at which currentTime prop is updated. 40
intervalSecondsLoaded Interval in milliseconds at which secondsLoaded prop is updated. 500
intervalDuration Interval in milliseconds at which duration prop is updated. 500
seekTo Seek to the given number of seconds, or fraction if amount is between 0 and 1 null

Built With

  • Dash - Main server and interactive components
  • ReactPlayer - The react component that was wrapped by this


Please read for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.


See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details


Changes to dash-player were sponsored by Volkswagen's Center of Excellence for Battery Systems.