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Video.js Player|Quality Selector|Playlist|Dynamic Link Player

Sahil kashyap
I'm sahil kashyap
・6 min read

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Code(https://github.com/sahilkashyap64/hls)

Link to player

hls

HLS with video resolution switcher button
The external library that helps in appending the resolution selector button works well with video.js version 5
if you use it with higher version of video.js ,you might run into errors

[Video.js - HTML5 Video Player][vjs]

Player In Action

Video player to play HLS video and have a video quality switch button

A video player that plays m3u8 format videos and lets the user to switch video quality manually

HLS

It has many streams(quality) of one video i.e 360p,480p,720p. And it adpats to stream based on network stream
How to create m3u8 file

Problem

HLS video automatically switch video quality depending on the network speed.
It adapats to internet speed and gives you the video

● What I wanted was, to have a button to switch between the quality

Found 2 solution

index.html Credits to Hasan Alibegić
| Lib | Version |
| ------ | ------ |
| video.js | ^5.19.2 |
| hls.min.js | ^0.9.1 |
| vjs-quality-picker.js | ^0.0.2 |
| videojs5-hlsjs-source-handler.min.js | ^0.3.1 |

index2.html
| Lib | Version |
| ------ | ------ |
|video.js |^6.6.3|
|videojs-quality-menu.min.js|^1|
|videojs-hlsjs-plugin|^stable|
|videojs-live-dvrux.min.js|^1|


Running

After clone

$ cd hls
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index.html

        var player = videojs('video');

        player.qualityPickerPlugin();

        player.src({
            src: 'http://qthttp.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1010qwoeiuryfg/sl.m3u8',
            type: 'application/x-mpegURL'
        });

        player.play();

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index2.html

        var options = {
            plugins: {
                // JSON config added by Brightcove player generator
                streamrootHls: {
                    hlsjsConfig: {
                        // Your Hls.js config
                    },
                    // captionConfig: {
                    //     line: -1,
                    //     align: 'center',
                    //     position: 50,
                    //     size: 40,
                    // }
                },
                qualityMenu: {
                    useResolutionLabels: true
                }
            }
        };
        var player = videojs('example-video', options);
        player.qualityMenu();
        player.dvrux();

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Load url - index3.html

 $(document).ready(function () {

            // An example of playing with the Video.js javascript API
            // Will start the video and then switch the source 3 seconds latter
            // You can look at the doc there: http://docs.videojs.com/docs/guides/api.html
            videojs('video').ready(function () {
                var myPlayer = this;
                myPlayer.qualityPickerPlugin();
                myPlayer.src({type: 'application/x-mpegURL', src: 'https://content.jwplatform.com/manifests/yp34SRmf.m3u8'});

                $("#change").on('click', function () {
                  var new_url = $("#myInput").val();
                    myPlayer.src({type: 'application/x-mpegURL', src: new_url});
                });
            });

        });

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Make videojs playlist -index4.html

         var types = {mp4:'video/mp4',webm:'video/webm', m3u: 'application/x-mpegURL'};
var videoList = [{
  sources: [{
    src: 'http://media.w3.org/2010/05/sintel/trailer.mp4',
    type: types.mp4
  }],
  poster: 'https://www.rt.com/static/img/og-logo-rt.png',name : 'Video 1',
}, {
  sources: [{
    src: 'https://content.jwplatform.com/manifests/yp34SRmf.m3u8',
    type: types.m3u
  }],
  poster: 'http://media.w3.org/2010/05/bunny/poster.png',name : 'Video 2',
}, {
  sources: [{
    src: 'https://vjs.zencdn.net/v/oceans.mp4',
    type: types.mp4
  }],
  poster: 'https://vjs.zencdn.net/v/oceans.png',name : 'Video 3',
}, {
  sources: [{
    src: 'http://media.w3.org/2010/05/bunny/movie.mp4',
    type: types.mp4
  }],
  poster: 'http://media.w3.org/2010/05/bunny/poster.png',name : 'Video 4',
}, {
  sources: [{
    src: 'http://media.w3.org/2010/05/video/movie_300.mp4',
    type: types.mp4
  }],
  poster: 'http://media.w3.org/2010/05/video/poster.png',name : 'Video 5',
}];

            // An example of playing with the Video.js javascript API
            // Will start the video and then switch the source 3 seconds latter
            // You can look at the doc there: http://docs.videojs.com/docs/guides/api.html
            videojs('video').ready(function () {
                var myPlayer = this;
                myPlayer.qualityPickerPlugin();
                myPlayer.playlist(videoList);
                myPlayer.playlistUi();

                $("#add").on('click', function () {
                 var currentplaylist= myPlayer.playlist();
                 let position=myPlayer.playlist.currentItem();
                 let lenh=videoList.length + 1;
                 console.log('len',lenh);
                   var new_url = $("#myInput").val();
                  videoList.push( {
  sources: [{
    src: new_url?new_url:'https://content.jwplatform.com/manifests/yp34SRmf.m3u8',
    type: 'application/x-mpegURL'
  }],
  poster: 'http://media.w3.org/2010/05/bunny/poster.png',name : 'Video '+lenh,
});

myPlayer.playlist(videoList,position);
 console.table(videoList);
 var updatedplaylist= myPlayer.playlist();
                  console.log('updatedplaylist',updatedplaylist);
                });

                var button = videojs.getComponent('Button');
//Close button
var closeButton = videojs.extend(button, {
    constructor: function() {
      button.apply(this, arguments);
      this.controlText("Exit Course");
      this.addClass('vjs-icon-cancel');
    },
    handleClick: function() {
      this.player().dispose();
    }
  });
  videojs.registerComponent('closeButton', closeButton);
  myPlayer.getChild('controlBar').addChild('closeButton', {});


// Extend default
var PrevButton = videojs.extend(button, {
  //constructor: function(player, options) {
  constructor: function() {
    button.apply(this, arguments);
    this.addClass('icon-angle-left');
    this.controlText("Previous");
  },


  handleClick: function() {
    console.log('clickedPrevious');
    myPlayer.playlist.previous();
  }
});

videojs.registerComponent('PrevButton', PrevButton);

myPlayer.getChild('controlBar').addChild('PrevButton', {}, 0);



/* Next BUTTON */
//var Button = videojs.getComponent('Button');

// Extend default
var NextButton = videojs.extend(button, {
  constructor: function() {
    button.apply(this, arguments);
    this.addClass('icon-angle-right');
    this.controlText("Next");
  },

  handleClick: function() {
    console.log('clickednext');
    myPlayer.playlist.next();
  }
}); 

videojs.registerComponent('NextButton', NextButton);

myPlayer.getChild('controlBar').addChild('NextButton', {}, 2);             

});

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dynamic layer that plays any kind of links index5.html


        var vgsPlayer, poster;
  vgsPlayer = videojs('vid1');
  vgsPlayer.qualityMenu();
vgsPlayer.poster('https://img.youtube.com/vi/aqz-KE-bpKQ/maxresdefault.jpg');

/********* LOAD URL *********/
$('#vidlink li a').on('click', function(e) {
  e.preventDefault();
  var vidlink = $(this).attr('href');
  $('#vsg-vurl').val(vidlink);  
  $('input[type=submit]').click(); 
  //vsgLoadVideo(vidlink);
});


jQuery(function($) {

// vsgLoadVideo("https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1H98REH0c0");
// Video on page load

//jQuery(document).ready(function($) {

$("#vsg-loadvideo").submit(function(e) {
  e.preventDefault();

  var vidURL = $("#vsg-vurl").val();

  vsgLoadVideo(vidURL);

});

}); // jQuery(function($) END


function vsgLoadVideo(vidURL, poster) {

var type = getType(vidURL);

console.log(type);

if (getId(vidURL))
  poster = "http://img.youtube.com/vi/" + getId(vidURL) + "/hqdefault.jpg";

vgsPlayer.src({
  "src": vidURL,
  "type": type
});

vgsPlayer.httpSourceSelector();
if (poster)
  vgsPlayer.poster(poster);
else
  vgsPlayer.poster("//i.imgur.com/aE0LoTe.png");

// play seem to trigger to fast before Youtube is ready

//vgsPlayer.pause();
//  vgsPlayer.load();
vgsPlayer.play();
/*   setTimeout(function() {
  vgsPlayer.play();
}, 500); */

return false;

}


function ytVidId(url) {
//var p = /^(?:https?:\/\/)?(?:www\.)?youtube\.com\/watch\?(?=.*v=((\w|-){11}))(?:\S+)?$/;
//var p = /^.*(youtu.be\/|v\/|u\/\w\/|embed\/|watch\?v=|\&v=)([^#\&\?]*).*/;
var p = /^.*(youtu.be\/|v\/|u\/\w\/|embed\/|watch\?v=|\&v=|\?v=)([^#\&\?]*).*/;

if (url.match(p) || getId(url).length == 11)
  return false;
}

/**/
function getId(url) {
//var regExp = /^.*(youtu.be\/|v\/|u\/\w\/|embed\/|watch\?v=|\&v=)([^#\&\?]*).*/;
var regExp = /^.*(youtu.be\/|v\/|u\/\w\/|embed\/|watch\?v=|\&v=|\?v=)([^#\&\?]*).*/;
var match = url.match(regExp);

if (match && match[2].length == 11) {
  return match[2];
} else {
  return false;
}
}

var rtmp_suffix = /^rtmp:\/\//;
var hls_suffix = /\.m3u8/;
var mp4_suffix = /\.(mp4|m4p|m4v|mov)/i;
var hds_suffix = /\.f4m/;
var dash_suffix = /\.mpd/;
var flv_suffix = /\.flv/;
var webm_suffix = /\.webm/;
/* AUDIO */
//var mp3_suffix = /\.mp3/;
var mpeg_suffix = /\.(mp3|m4a)/i;
var ogg_suffix = /\.ogg/;

//var youtube_suffix = /\.youtube.com/;
//var yt_suffix = /^(?:https?:\/\/)?(?:www\.)?youtube\.com\/watch\?(?=.*v=((\w|-){11}))(?:\S+)?$/;
var yt_suffix = /^.*(youtu.be\/|v\/|u\/\w\/|embed\/|watch\?v=|\&v=)([^#\&\?]*).*/;
var dm_suffix = /\.?dailymotion.com/;
var vm_suffix = /\.?vimeo.com/;
/* ADVANCED REGEX */
//      var regVimeo = /^.*(vimeo.com\/)((channels\/[A-z]+\/)|(groups\/[A-z]+\/videos\/))?([0-9]+)/;
//      var regDailymotion = /^.+dailymotion.com\/(video|hub)\/([^_]+)[^#]*(#video=([^_&]+))?/;
//      var regMetacafe = /^.*(metacafe.com)(\/watch\/)(d+)(.*)/i;
//      var youtube_suffix = /(youtu.be\/|v\/|u\/\w\/|embed\/|watch\?v=|\&v=)([^#\&\?]*).*/;

function getType(url) {

/* AUDIO */
if (mpeg_suffix.test(url))
  return 'audio/mpeg';
if (ogg_suffix.test(url))
  return 'audio/ogg';
if (dash_suffix.test(url))
  return 'application/dash+xml';
if (rtmp_suffix.test(url))
  return 'rtmp/mp4';
if (hls_suffix.test(url))
  return 'application/x-mpegurl';
if (mp4_suffix.test(url))
  return 'video/mp4';
if (hds_suffix.test(url))
  return 'application/adobe-f4m';
if (flv_suffix.test(url))
  return 'video/flv';
if (webm_suffix.test(url))
  return 'video/webm';
if (yt_suffix.test(url)) {
  //alert(url.match(yt_suffix)[2]);
  //player.poster(ytmaxres(url.match(yt_suffix)[2]));
  //alert(ytmaxres(url.match(yt_suffix)[2]));
  return 'video/youtube';
}
if (dm_suffix.test(url))
  return 'video/dailymotion';
if (vm_suffix.test(url))
  return 'video/vimeo';

console.log('could not guess link type: "' + url + '" assuming mp4');
return 'video/mp4';
};

function getExt(ext) {

//if (ext == "youtube") ext = "mp4";
if (ext == "mp4" || ext == "m4v") ext = "m4v";
if (ext == "ogg" || ext == "ogv") ext = "oga";
if (ext == "webm") ext = "webmv";

return ext;
}

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quality selector without plugins - index6.html

videojs.Hls.xhr.beforeRequest = function (options) {
  /*
   * Modifications to requests that will affect every player.
   */

  let newUri = options.uri.includes('.ts') ? options.uri + "?q=test" : options.uri;

  return {
    ...options,
    uri: newUri };

};



let player = videojs("my-video", {responsive: true}, () => {
  console.log("Start");


  player.one("loadedmetadata", () => {

    let qualities = player.
    tech({ IWillNotUseThisInPlugins: true }).
    hls.representations();
console.log('qualities',qualities);
    createButtonsQualities({
      class: "item",
      qualities: qualities,
      father: player.controlBar.el_ });


    player.play();

    // ---------------------------------------------- //

    function createAutoQualityButton(params) {
      let button = document.createElement("div");

      button.id = "auto";
      button.innerText = `Auto`;

      button.classList.add("selected");

      if (params && params.class) button.classList.add(params.class);

      button.addEventListener("click", () => {
        removeSelected(params);
        button.classList.add("selected");
        qualities.map(quality => quality.enabled(true));
      });

      return button;
    }

    function createButtonsQualities(params) {

      let contentMenu = document.createElement('div');
      let menu = document.createElement('div');
      let icon = document.createElement('div');

      let fullscreen = params.father.querySelector('.vjs-fullscreen-control');
      contentMenu.appendChild(icon);
      contentMenu.appendChild(menu);
      fullscreen.before(contentMenu);

      menu.classList.add('menu');
      icon.classList.add('icon', 'vjs-icon-cog');
      contentMenu.classList.add('contentMenu');

      let autoButton = createAutoQualityButton(params);

      menu.appendChild(autoButton);

      qualities.sort((a, b) => {
        return a.height > b.height ? 1 : 0;
      });

      qualities.map(quality => {
        let button = document.createElement("div");

        if (params && params.class) button.classList.add(params.class);

        button.id = `${quality.height}`;
        button.innerText = quality.height + "p";

        button.addEventListener("click", () => {
          resetQuality(params);
          button.classList.add("selected");
          quality.enabled(true);
        });

        menu.appendChild(button);
      });

      setInterval(() => {
        let auto = document.querySelector("#auto");
        current = player.
        tech({ IWillNotUseThisInPlugins: true }).
        hls.selectPlaylist().attributes.RESOLUTION.height;
        console.log(current);

        document.querySelector("#auto").innerHTML = auto.classList.contains(
        "selected") ?

        `Auto <span class='current'>${current}p</span>` :
        "Auto";
      }, 1000);


    }

    function removeSelected(params) {
      document.querySelector("#auto").classList.remove("selected");
      [...document.querySelectorAll(`.${params.class}`)].map(quality => {
        quality.classList.remove("selected");
      });
    }

    function resetQuality(params) {
      removeSelected(params);

      for (let quality of params.qualities) {
        quality.enabled(false);
      }
    }
  });
});

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