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New feature requests and bug fixes

At the moment I am a bit tied up with other work. As a matter of fact, I don't get much time to develop at all nowadays. But I am more than open to help anyone who wants's to contribute to this repo. And I will be sure to merge any fixes as soon as PR's come up. But if you need someone to fix issues that affect you till I get back to this(ETA Q3 2022), One option is to add a bounty to the following site https://www.bountysource.com/ someone will attend to it.

Supported RN Versions

0.59 > 0.62 and up PODs are updated to works with 0.61 and up.(Tested in 0.61.5 and 0.62 and 0.63)

Sample repo

VLC Media Player test

Supported formats

Support for network streams, RTSP, RTP, RTMP, HLS, MMS. Play all files, in all formats, including exotic ones, like the classic VLC media player. Play MKV, multiple audio tracks (including 5.1), and subtitles tracks (including SSA!)

Add it to your project


npm i react-native-vlc-media-player --save


yarn add react-native-vlc-media-player


react-native link react-native-vlc-media-player


Should work without any specific settings


  1. cd to ios
  2. run pod init (if only Podfile has not been generated in ios folder)
  3. add pod 'MobileVLCKit', '3.3.10' to pod file (No need if you are running RN 0.61 and up)
  4. run pod install (you have to delete the app on the simulator/device and run react-native run-ios again)

Optional (only for ios)

Enable Bitcode in root project select Build Settings ---> find Bitcode and select Enable Bitcode


  1. Android video Aspect ratio and other params do not work (Events are called but all events come through a single event onVideoStateChange but the JS side does not implement it.).

Got a few minutes to spare? Please help us to keep this repo up to date and simple to use.

Our idea was to keep the repo simple, and people can use it with newer RN versions without any additional config.

  1. Get a fork of this repo and clone VLC Media Player test
  2. Run it for ios and android locally using your fork, and do the changes. (remove this package using npm remove react-native-vlc-media-player and install the forked version from git hub npm i https://git-address-to-your-forked-repo)
  3. Verify your changes and make sure everything works on both platforms. (If you need a hand with testing I might be able to help as well)
  4. Send PR.
  5. Be happy, Cause you're a Rockstar 🌟 ❤️


import VLCPlayer from 'react-native-vlc-media-player';

        source={{ uri: "https://www.radiantmediaplayer.com/media/big-buck-bunny-360p.mp4"}}

VLCPlayer Props

Prop Description Default
source Object that contains the uri of a video or song to play eg {{ uri: "https://video.com/example.mkv" }} {}
paused Set to true or false to pause or play the media false
repeat Set to true or false to loop the media false
rate Set the playback rate of the player 1
seek Set position to seek between 0 and 1 (0 being the start, 1 being the end , use position from the progress object )
volume Set the volume of the player (number)
muted Set to true or false to mute the player false
playInBackground Set to true or false to allow playing in the background false
videoAspectRatio Set the video aspect ratio eg "16:9"
autoAspectRatio Set to true or false to enable auto aspect ratio false
resizeMode Set the behavior for the video size (fill, contain, cover, none, scale-down) none
style React native stylesheet styles {}

Callback props

Callback props take a function that gets fired on various player events:

Prop Description
onPlaying Called when media starts playing returns eg {target: 9, duration: 99750, seekable: true}
onProgress Callback containing position as a fraction, and duration, currentTime and remainingTime in seconds
  ◦  eg { duration: 99750, position: 0.30, currentTime: 30154, remainingTime: -69594 }
onPaused Called when media is paused
onStopped Called when media is stoped
onBuffering Called when media is buffering
onEnded Called when media playing ends
onError Called when an error occurs whilst attempting to play media

More formats

Container formats: 3GP, ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, FLV, Matroska (MKV), MIDI, QuickTime File Format, MP4, Ogg, OGM, WAV, MPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), AIFF, Raw audio, Raw DV, MXF, VOB, RM, Blu-ray, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio, DVB, HEIF, AVIF Audio coding formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, DV Audio, XM, FLAC, It, MACE, MOD, Monkey's Audio, MP3, Opus, PLS, QCP, QDM2/QDMC, RealAudio, Speex, Screamtracker 3/S3M, TTA, Vorbis, WavPack, WMA (WMA 1/2, WMA 3 partially). Capture devices: Video4Linux (on Linux), DirectShow (on Windows), Desktop (screencast), Digital TV (DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-S2, DVB-T2, ATSC, Clear QAM) Network protocols: FTP, HTTP, MMS, RSS/Atom, RTMP, RTP (unicast or multicast), RTSP, UDP, Sat-IP, Smooth Streaming Network streaming formats: Apple HLS, Flash RTMP, MPEG-DASH, MPEG Transport Stream, RTP/RTSP ISMA/3GPP PSS, Windows Media MMS Subtitles: Advanced SubStation Alpha, Closed Captions, DVB, DVD-Video, MPEG-4 Timed Text, MPL2, OGM, SubStation Alpha, SubRip, SVCD, Teletext, Text file, VobSub, WebVTT, TTML Video coding formats: Cinepak, Dirac, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/MPEG HEVC, AV1, HuffYUV, Indeo 3, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo 3&4, Sorenson, Theora, VC-1,[h] VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, DNxHD, ProRes and some WMV.


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Huge thanks to "smartlife - one of the best custom home automation companies in new zealand" for helping me to keep this repo maintained

Author - Roshan Milinda -> roshan.digital

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