React Js Responsive Video / Audio Player Example Tutorial

Video players are helpful in user engagement; on video players, you can enjoy tons of eye-catching video content. Most of us consume video content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and most importantly, YouTube.

But as a developer, do you know how to create a video player on your site. If your answer is no, then this React responsive video and video player tutorial is exclusively for you.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to build a video and audio player in React js app using the react js media plugin. Not just that, we will also teach you how to embed a video and audio player whose user interface adjusts as per the device size.

The ReactJs Media package is the backbone of this tutorial; you will be building video components in react js and audio components in react js using this react package.

This library comes with awesome HTMLMediaElements, recreated into react components in conjunction with righteous UI and swift UX.

How to Build Video and Audio Player in React Js App

  • Step 1: Install React Js App
  • Step 2: Add React Media Plugin
  • Step 3: Implement Video Player
  • Step 4: Integrate Audio Player
  • Step 5: Register Component
  • Step 6: View App in Browser

Install React Js App

First, install node and npm foundational tools globally on your development system.

After the node runtime environment and package manager are installed, use the suggested command to start installing the new react app.

npx create-react-app react-media

Now that, you need to enter into the app folder.

cd react-media

Add React Media Plugin

Ensure that you are using the given command for installing the reactjs-media plugin in react app.

npm install reactjs-media

Implement Video Player

Now that the required tools and packages are configured, next, create a components/ folder and the Video.js file.

In this file, you have to create the Video class, import the ReactVideo module and use the ReactVideo tag to embed the video player.

Update code in components/Video.js file.

import React, { Component } from "react";
import { ReactVideo } from "reactjs-media";

class Video extends Component {  
  render() {
    return (
      <div>
        <ReactVideo
            src='https://www.example.com/myvideo.mp4'
            poster='/myvideo.png'
            primaryColor="blue"
            autoPlay
        />
      </div>
    );
  }
}

export default Video;

Integrate Audio Player

In this step, we will learn to embed responsive audio player in react, so move on to the components/ folder and create the Audio.js file.

Next, update code in components/Audio.js file.

import React, { Component } from "react";
import { ReactAudio } from "reactjs-media";

class Audio extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <div>
         <ReactAudio
              src="/audio.mp4"
              poster="/audio.png"
          />
      </div>
    );
  }
}

export default Audio;

Register Component

In this final stage, you have to register the Video and Audio components in the App.js, it will help displaying both the components on the browser.

import React from 'react';
import './App.css';

import Video from './components/Video';
import Audio from './components/Audio';

function App() {
  return (
    <div className="App">
      <Video />
      <Audio />
    </div>
  );
}

export default App;

View App in Browser

In the final section, you require to run the react development server, you may invoke it by simple command.

npm start

App can be tested by the suggested url.

http://localhost:3000

React Js Responsive Video / Audio Player Example Tutorial

Summary

Throughout this quick guide, you have learned how to build and embed responsive audio player and video player in react app with the help of the reactjs-media package.

Apart from video and audio players, you may also create YouTube, player, Facebook player, and Image components.