react-lite-youtube-embed

A private by default, faster and cleaner YouTube embed component for React applications

Usage no npm install needed!

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πŸ“Ί React Lite YouTube Embed

A private by default, faster and cleaner YouTube embed component for React applications

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Developed in πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Brazil

Port of Paul Irish's Lite YouTube Embed to a React Component. Provide videos with a supercharged focus on visual performance. The gain is not the same as the web component of the original implementation but saves some requests and gives you more control of the embed visual. An "Adaptive Loading" way to handle iframes for YouTube.

iFrame example

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πŸ”’ 2.0.0 Privacy by Default

The biggest change is, from 2.0.0 this component is private by default. Meaning that will not preconnect with the ad network from Google and connect to YouTube via the Privacy-Enhanced Mode using https://www.youtube-nocookie.com.

πŸš€ Install

Use your favorite package manager:

yarn add react-lite-youtube-embed
npm install react-lite-youtube-embed -S

πŸ•ΉοΈ Basic Usage

import React from "react";
import { render } from "react-dom";
import LiteYouTubeEmbed from 'react-lite-youtube-embed';
import 'react-lite-youtube-embed/dist/LiteYouTubeEmbed.css'

const App = () => (
  <div>
    <LiteYouTubeEmbed 
        id="L2vS_050c-M"
        title="What’s new in Material Design for the web (Chrome Dev Summit 2019)"
    />
  </div>
);

render(<App />, document.getElementById("root"));

And that's it.

πŸ’Ž Pro Usage

const App = () => (
  <div>
    <LiteYouTubeEmbed
       id="L2vS_050c-M" // Default none, id of the video or playlist
       adNetwork={true} // Default true, to preconnect or not to doubleclick addresses called by YouTube iframe (the adnetwork from Google)
       params="" // any params you want to pass to the URL, assume we already had '&' and pass your parameters string
       playlist={false} // Use  true when your ID be from a playlist
       playlistCoverId="L2vS_050c-M" // The ids for playlists did not bring the cover in a pattern to render so you'll need pick up a video from the playlist (or in fact, whatever id) and use to render the cover. There's a programmatic way to get the cover from YouTube API v3 but the aim of this component is do not make any another call and reduce requests and bandwidth usage as much as possibe
       poster="hqdefault" // Defines the image size to call on first render as poster image. Possible values are "default","mqdefault",  "hqdefault", "sddefault" and "maxresdefault". Default value for this prop is "hqdefault". Please be aware that "sddefault" and "maxresdefault", high resolution images are not always avaialble for every video. See: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2068344/how-do-i-get-a-youtube-video-thumbnail-from-the-youtube-api
       title="YouTube Embed" // a11y, always provide a title for iFrames: https://dequeuniversity.com/tips/provide-iframe-titles Help the web be accessible ;)
       noCookie={true} //Default false, connect to YouTube via the Privacy-Enhanced Mode using https://www.youtube-nocookie.com
    />
  </div>
);

🧰 Bring Your Own Styles

React Lite YouTube Embed is packaged with all original styles from Paul Irish's Lite YouTube Embed but you can customize them as you wish passing as a props.

const App = () => (
  <div>
    <LiteYouTubeEmbed
       id="L2vS_050c-M"
       activeClass="lyt-activated" // Default as "lyt-activated", gives control to wrapper once clicked
       iframeClass="" // Default none, gives control to add a class to iframe element itself
       playerClass="lty-playbtn" // Default as "lty-playbtn" to control player button styles
       wrapperClass="yt-lite" // Default as "yt-lite" for the div wrapping the area, it is the most important class and needs extra attention, please refer to LiteYouTubeEmbed.css for a reference.
    />
  </div>
);

⚠️ After version 1.0.0 - BREAKING CHANGES ⚠️

To play nice with new frameworks like NextJS, we now don't import the .css necessary. Since version 2.0.9 you can pass custom aspect-ratio props, so be aware of any changes needed in the CSS options. Instead in order to use now you have three options:

Option 1

Place the necessary CSS in your Global CSS file method of preference

Show me the code!
.yt-lite {
    background-color: #000;
    position: relative;
    display: block;
    contain: content;
    background-position: center center;
    background-size: cover;
    cursor: pointer;
}

/* gradient */
.yt-lite::before {
    content: '';
    display: block;
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    background-image: url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAADGCAYAAAAT+OqFAAAAdklEQVQoz42QQQ7AIAgEF/T/D+kbq/RWAlnQyyazA4aoAB4FsBSA/bFjuF1EOL7VbrIrBuusmrt4ZZORfb6ehbWdnRHEIiITaEUKa5EJqUakRSaEYBJSCY2dEstQY7AuxahwXFrvZmWl2rh4JZ07z9dLtesfNj5q0FU3A5ObbwAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==);
    background-position: top;
    background-repeat: repeat-x;
    height: 60px;
    padding-bottom: 50px;
    width: 100%;
    transition: all 0.2s cubic-bezier(0, 0, 0.2, 1);
}

/* responsive iframe with a 16:9 aspect ratio
    thanks https://css-tricks.com/responsive-iframes/
*/
.yt-lite::after {
    content: "";
    display: block;
    padding-bottom: calc(100% / (16 / 9));
}
.yt-lite > iframe {
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
}

/* play button */
.yt-lite > .lty-playbtn {
    width: 70px;
    height: 46px;
    background-color: #212121;
    z-index: 1;
    opacity: 0.8;
    border-radius: 14%; /* TODO: Consider replacing this with YT's actual svg. Eh. */
    transition: all 0.2s cubic-bezier(0, 0, 0.2, 1);
}
.yt-lite:hover > .lty-playbtn {
    background-color: #f00;
    opacity: 1;
}
/* play button triangle */
.yt-lite > .lty-playbtn:before {
    content: '';
    border-style: solid;
    border-width: 11px 0 11px 19px;
    border-color: transparent transparent transparent #fff;
}

.yt-lite > .lty-playbtn,
.yt-lite > .lty-playbtn:before {
    position: absolute;
    top: 50%;
    left: 50%;
    transform: translate3d(-50%, -50%, 0);
}

/* Post-click styles */
.yt-lite.lyt-activated {
    cursor: unset;
}
.yt-lite.lyt-activated::before,
.yt-lite.lyt-activated > .lty-playbtn {
    opacity: 0;
    pointer-events: none;
}

For example, for NextJS:

<style jsx global>{`
        html,
        body {
          padding: 0;
          margin: 0;
          font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Segoe UI, Roboto,
            Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, Fira Sans, Droid Sans, Helvetica Neue,
            sans-serif;
        }

        * {
          box-sizing: border-box;

        // CSS above

`}</style>

Option 2

Using your CSS-In-JS tool of choice encapsulate this component and use the css provided as a guide.

Option 3

Not work on every framework but you can import the css directly, check what works best with your bundler / framework.

Show me the code!
import 'react-lite-youtube-embed/dist/LiteYouTubeEmbed.css';

or in a *.css/scss etc:

@import "~react-lite-youtube-embed/dist/LiteYouTubeEmbed.css";

All our props belongs to you

Only two props are required to work: id from the YouTube you want to render and title

Prop Type Description
id string id of the video or playlist
title string Here goes your video title. Always provide a title for iFrames: https://dequeuniversity.com/tips/provide-iframe-titles Help the web be accessible ;) #a11y
activeClass string Pass the string class for the active state
adNetwork boolean Default: false To preconnect or not to doubleclick addresses called by YouTube iframe (the adnetwork from Google)
announce string Default: Watch. This will be passed to the button in order to be announced to the final user as in Clickable Watch, ${title}, button , customize to match your own language #a11y #i18n
aspectHeight number Default: 9. Use this optional prop if you want a custom aspect-ratio. Please be aware of aspect height and width relation and also any custom CSS you are using.
aspectWidth number Default: 16. Use this optional prop if you want a custom aspect-ratio. Please be aware of aspect height and width relation and also any custom CSS you are using.
cookie boolean Default: false Connect to YouTube via the Privacy-Enhanced Mode using https://www.youtube-nocookie.com You should opt-in to allow cookies
iFrameClass string Pass the string class for the own iFrame
noCookie boolean Deprecated Default false use option cookie to opt-in
params string any params you want to pass to the URL in the iFrame. Two important things to notice: You can assume you just need to add the params, we already setup for you, so you should write start=1150 and not ?start=1150 or &start=1150. You can place more params but it will need to fully form: start=1150&other=value&another=value. First, when you share a YouTube url the param of time is just t, but the embed needs start.
playerClass string Pass the string class for the player, once you can customize it
playlist boolean Use true when your id be from a playlist
playlistCoverId string The ids for playlists did not bring the cover in a pattern to render so you'll need pick up a video from the playlist (or in fact, whatever id) and use to render the cover. There's a programmatic way to get the cover from YouTube API v3 but the aim of this component is do not make any another call and reduce requests and bandwidth usage as much as possibe
poster string. One of default mqdefault hqdefault sddefault maxresdefault Defines the image size to call on first render as poster image. See: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2068344/how-do-i-get-a-youtube-video-thumbnail-from-the-youtube-api
wrapperClass string Pass the string class that wraps the iFrame
onIframeAdded function Callback that will be called when iframe is added

πŸ™‡β€β™‚οΈ Thanks

πŸ“ Read more

🈺 TODO:

  • Add tests

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2021 Ibrahim Cesar

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