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React Drive-In

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A wicked awesome replacement for BigVideo.js that is lighter with fewer dependencies. It does not use jQuery, video.js, or any other large libraries. Only 5k minified and gzipped. This React component is a wrapper over the core Drive-In lib.

Demo and some example functionality here: github.io

Created by Ronik Design.

Install

So easy. React is the only required peer dependency: React.

  • Using NPM
  $ npm install --save-dev react-drive-in

Usage

  • The easiest example
  const React = require("react");
  const ReactDOM = require("react-dom");
  const ReactDriveIn = require("react-drive-in");

  ReactDOM.render(
    <ReactDriveIn
      show="http://raw.githubusercontent.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/master/example/glacier.mp4"
      poster="http://raw.githubusercontent.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/master/example/glacier.jpg"
    />,
    $mountNode
  );
  • More complex
  const React = require("react");
  const ReactDOM = require("react-dom");
  const ReactDriveIn = require("react-drive-in");

  const PLAYLIST = [
    [
      "https://github.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/blob/master/example/pelo.mp4?raw=true",
      "https://github.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/blob/master/example/pelo.ogv?raw=true",
      "https://github.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/blob/master/example/pelo.jpg?raw=true"
    ],
    [
      "https://github.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/blob/master/example/kaledo.mp4?raw=true",
      "https://github.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/blob/master/example/kaledo.ogv?raw=true",
      "https://github.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/blob/master/example/kaledo.jpg?raw=true"
    ],
    [
      "http://raw.githubusercontent.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/master/example/glacier.mp4",
      "http://raw.githubusercontent.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/master/example/glacier.ogv",
      "http://raw.githubusercontent.com/ronik-design/react-drive-in/master/example/glacier.jpg"
    ]
  ];

  const onPlaying = function(itemNum) {};
  const onPause = function() {};

  ReactDOM.render(
    <ReactDriveIn
      showPlaylist={playlist}
      onPlaying={onPlaying}
      onPause={onPause}
      loop
      mute
    />,
    $mountNode
  );
  • Sample bundling script for the browser using rollup.js:
import babel from "rollup-plugin-babel";
import npm from "rollup-plugin-npm";
import commonjs from "rollup-plugin-commonjs";
import replace from "rollup-plugin-replace";

export default {
  entry: "lib/main.jsx",
  plugins: [
    replace({ "process.env.NODE_ENV": JSON.stringify("production") }),
    npm({ jsnext: true, main: true }),
    commonjs(),
    babel()
  ],
  dest: "dist/bundle.js",
  moduleName: "MyBundle",
  format: "iife"
};

What to show

The show and showPlaylist properties have many options. See example/index.html for an fairly complex set up.

  • show is for SINGLE ITEMS. You can provide either a string, or a fallback array (e.g., [ "video.mp4", "video.ogv", "video.jpg" ]).
  • showPlaylist is for MULTIPLE ITEMS. You can provide either an array or strings (e.g., [ "video1.mp4", "video2.mp4" ]) or an array of fallback arrays (e.g., [ [ "video1.mp4", "video1.ogv" ], [ "video2.mp4", "video2.ogv" ])

Details

The HTML structure of this element looks like:

  <div id="drive-in-wrap">
    <div class="drive-in-media">
      <video> OR <img>
    </div>
  </div>

The included CSS sets up some required styles for it to function correctly.

The component falls back to using an image on touch devices, since many will not play video inline. Thus, you might want to specify fallback images either through the poster property or in the fallback arrays.

Formats

The component currently understands and supports, mp4, ogv, webm, jpg, gif, png.

Component API

<Video> component:

Property Type Default Required Description
show String,Array none no The video or video fallback array to show.
showPlaylist Array none no An array of video URL strings, or of video fallback arrays.
play Number none no Similar to show but used to play a video at a given index in the showPlaylist array.
paused Boolean false no Set the playlist to a paused state on initial load.
poster String none no A fallback image to use, when all else fails.
mute Boolean true no Should the videos be played muted?
loop Boolean true no Should videos / playlists loop or begin again when finished?
loopPlaylistItems Boolean false no Individual playlist videos will loop, rather than the whole list itself.
slideshow Boolean false no Force the component to display fallback images / poster rather than videos.
onPlaying Function null no Register a callback for when the video / slideshow starts playing.
onPause Function null no Register a callback for when the video / slideshow is paused.
onTime Function null no Emits regular time-tracking events from Drive-In lib with current media item play position.
onTimeFrequency Number 500 no Frequency at which to emit time-tracking events.
onCanPlay Function null no Callback for when a loaded media item can play.
playbackRate Number 1.0 no Adjust the playback rate of videos. Per the HTML5 video method.
isTouch Function null no Provide a custom function for touch detection

Developing

You can clone this repo and then:

$ npm install
$ npm run develop

This will install all dev dependencies, let you watch sources and run a dev server.

License

See the License file.

Credit