wdio-video-reporter
TypeScript icon, indicating that this package has built-in type declarations

5.2.0 • Public • Published

WebdriverIO Video Reporter test MIT license

Create a video screen capture of your tests and enhanced your Allure reporting easily!

This is a WebdriverIO reporter that generates videos of your test executions. If you use it in combination with the Allure Reporter, then the test cases automatically get decorated with the videos as well (see example project).

As this reporter is using the saveScreenshot command to render the video it supports all environments including mobile environments.

That said, taking a screenshot after almost every command can slow down your tests. Also, note that the videos don't include alert-boxes and popups.

Installation

First, install the reporter:

npm install --save-dev wdio-video-reporter

or

yarn add --dev wdio-video-reporter

Then add the reporter to your configuration:

 reporters: [
    ['video', {
      saveAllVideos: false,       // If true, also saves videos for successful test cases
      videoSlowdownMultiplier: 3, // Higher to get slower videos, lower for faster videos [Value 1-100]
    }],
  ],

Usage

Adding the Allure reporter as well automatically updates the reports with videos without any need to configure anything :-)

 reporters: [
    ['video', {
      saveAllVideos: false,       // If true, also saves videos for successful test cases
      videoSlowdownMultiplier: 3, // Higher to get slower videos, lower for faster videos [Value 1-100]
    }],
    ['allure', {
      outputDir: './_results_/allure-raw',
      disableWebdriverStepsReporting: true,
      disableWebdriverScreenshotsReporting: true,
    }],
  ],

Adding the html nice reporter automatically updates the reports with videos without any need to configure anything 🙂

 reporters: [
    ['video', {
      saveAllVideos: false,       // If true, also saves videos for successful test cases
      videoSlowdownMultiplier: 3, // Higher to get slower videos, lower for faster videos [Value 1-100]
      outputDir: './reports/html-reports/',
    }],
    ['html-nice', {
          outputDir: './reports/html-reports/',
          filename: 'report.html',
          reportTitle: 'Test Report Title',
          linkScreenshots: true,
          //to show the report in a browser when done
          showInBrowser: true,
          collapseTests: false,
          //to turn on screenshots after every test must be false to use video
          useOnAfterCommandForScreenshot: false,
    }],
  ],

Configuration

Most users may want to set these configurations:

saveAllVideos

Set to true to save videos for passing tests.

Type: boolean
Default: false

rawPath

Where to save the screenshots for the video.

Type: string
Default: .video-reporter-screenshots

filenamePrefixSource

Prefix for video filenames by either suite or test name. When using cucumber it will always be suite.

Type: 'suite' | 'test'
Default: test

videoSlowdownMultiplier

Integer between [1-100]. Increase if videos are playing to quick.

Type: number
Default: 3

videoScale

Scaling of video. See https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Scaling.

Type: string
Default: '1200:trunc(ow/a/2)*2'

videoRenderTimeout

Maximum time to wait for a video to finish rendering (in ms).

Type: number
Default: 5000

outputDir

If it's not set, it uses outputDir.

Type: string

maxTestNameCharacters

Max length of test name.

Type: number
Default: 250

snapshotCommands

Which commands should result in a screenshot (without: /session/:sessionId/).

Type: string[]
Default: ['url', 'forward', 'back', 'refresh', 'execute', 'size', 'position', 'maximize', 'click', 'submit', 'value', 'keys', 'clear', 'selected', 'enabled', 'displayed', 'orientation', 'alert_text', 'accept_alert', 'dismiss_alert', 'moveto', 'buttondown', 'buttonup', 'doubleclick', 'down', 'up', 'move', 'scroll', 'doubleclick', 'longclick', 'flick', 'location']

excludedActions

Add actions where screenshots are unnecessary.

Type: string[]
Default: []

recordAllActions

Skip filtering and screenshot everything. (Not recommended)

Type: boolean
Default: false

screenshotIntervalSecs

Force a screenshot at this interval (minimum 0.5s).

Type: number

videoFormat

Video format (container) to be used. Supported formats: mp4, webm.

Type: string
Default: webm

onlyRecordLastFailure

Only record the last failure when specFileRetries is > 0

Type: boolean
Default: false

Cucumber Support

If you are using the Allure reporter with Cucumber, add useCucumberStepReporter: true to Allure option in wdio.conf.js file, a typical configuration would look like this:

  reporters: [
    ['video', {
      saveAllVideos: false,       // If true, also saves videos for successful test cases
      videoSlowdownMultiplier: 3, // Higher to get slower videos, lower for faster videos [Value 1-100]
    }],
    ['allure', {
      outputDir: './_results_/allure-raw',
      disableWebdriverStepsReporting: true,
      disableWebdriverScreenshotsReporting: true,
      useCucumberStepReporter: true
    }],
  ],

For a complete example, check out the cucumber branch at the wdio-template

Appium Support

Since wdio-video-reporter v1.2.4 there is support to help Allure differentiate between safari and chrome browsers on desktop and devices. The reporter uses the custom property appium:deviceType to id the different devices. Recommended values are phone and tablet. It is recommended to include browserVersion as well for all browsers to avoid a bug in Chrome webdriver when using devices in same Selenium grid as desktop Chrome browsers.

The generated video files will also get appium:deviceType added to the browser name.

Example Appium configuration:

  "capabilities": [
    {
      ...
      "deviceType": "phone",
      "browserVersion": "73.0-phone-1",
      ...
    }
  ],

And wdio.conf.js:

  capabilities: [
    {
      ...
      'appium:deviceType': 'phone',
      'browserVersion': '73.0-phone-1',
      ...
    },
  ],

Example

Check out the simple template at wdio-template to quickly get up to speed.

Clone one of the repositories and install dependencies with yarn or npm install. Then run yarn e2e or npm run e2e in demo directory and finally yarn report or npm run report to see Allure report.

Contributing

Fork, make changes, write some tests, lint, run tests, build, and verify in the demo that changes work as they should, then make a PR.

The demo folder works with the built version of the library, so make sure to build if you added new features and want to try them out.

Thanks

Thanks to Johnson E for fixing Cucumber support which a lot of users have asked for.

Readme

Keywords

none

Package Sidebar

Install

npm i wdio-video-reporter

Weekly Downloads

106,060

Version

5.2.0

License

MIT

Unpacked Size

109 kB

Total Files

19

Last publish

Collaborators

  • presidenten
  • wdio-user