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React Audio Player

This is a light React wrapper around the HTML5 audio tag. It provides the ability to manipulate the player and listen to events through a nice React interface.


npm install --save react-audio-player


import ReactAudioPlayer from 'react-audio-player';


See the example directory for a basic working example of using this. You can run it with the command npm run example.


Props - Native/React Attributes

See the audio tag documentation for detailed explanations of these attributes.

autoPlay {Bool} [false]

children {Element} [null]

className {String} ['']

controls {Bool} [false]

loop {Bool} [false]

muted {Bool} [false]

preload {String} ['metadata']

src {String} ['']

style {Object} [{}]

Props - Events

listenInterval {Number} [10000]

Indicates how often to call the onListened prop during playback, in milliseconds.

onAbort {Function}

Called when unloading the audio player, like when switching to a different src file. Passed the event.

onCanPlay {Function}

Called when enough of the file has been downloaded to be able to start playing. Passed the event.

onCanPlayThrough {Function}

Called when enough of the file has been downloaded to play through the entire file. Passed the event.

onEnded {Function}

Called when playback has finished to the end of the file. Passed the event.

onError {Function}

Called when the audio tag encounters an error. Passed the event.

onListen {Function}

Called every listenInterval milliseconds during playback. Passed the event.

onPause {Function}

Called when the user pauses playback. Passed the event.

onPlay {Function}

Called when the user taps play. Passed the event.

onSeeked {Function}

Called when the user drags the time indicator to a new time. Passed the event.

Advanced Usage

Access to the audio element

You can get direct access to the underlying audio element. First get a ref to ReactAudioPlayer:

  ref={(element) => { this.rap = element; }}

Then you can access the audio element like this:


This is especially useful if you need access to read-only attributes of the audio tag such as buffered and played. See the audio tag documentation for more on these attributes.