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Video Player in React (video tutorial)

Last updated: Apr-19-2024


This video tutorial teaches you how to embed the Cloudinary Video Player into your React app. Learn how to install and configure the Video Player including how to make it work with the intricacies of a React application.

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Tutorial contents

This tutorial presents the following topics. Click a timestamp to jump to that part of the video.

Introduction to the Cloudinary Video Player

Jump to this spot in the video  0:00 The Cloudinary Video Player allows you to embed videos in your React app with just a few lines of code.

Create a VideoPlayer component

Jump to this spot in the video  0:15 Start with a basic React application and add a new file called VideoPlayer.js in which you can create a component for the Video Player.

Embed the Video Player script

Jump to this spot in the video  0:29 Copy the link tag from the Installation and setup section of the docs and paste it into the <head> of the public/index.html file. Then, copy the script tag and paste it into the <body> of the same file.

Initialize the Video Player

Jump to this spot in the video  1:08 Use the following code in VideoPlayer.js to initialize the VideoPlayer. Make sure to use your own cloud name instead of colbycloud-examples.

Specify the video to play

Jump to this spot in the video  2:56 In the <video> element set the data-cld-public-id property to the public ID of the video you want to play.

Use the VideoPlayer component

Jump to this spot in the video  3:14 In your App.js file, import the VideoPlayer component and use the component to embed the video on the page. You can specify the width and height of the player by passing the dimensions through props. Control the player by specifying controls in the <video> element. Learn about all the options and features of the Video Player in the guide and reference.

You can find the code used in this video tutorial in GitHub.

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