A replacement for the HTML5
video tag; only to be used for direct HTML5 video file embeds.
|Examples||AMP By Example's:|
|Supported Layouts||fill, fixed, fixed-height, flex-item, nodisplay, responsive|
amp-video component loads the video resource specified by its
src attribute lazily, at a time determined by the runtime. You can control an
amp-video component much the same way as a standard HTML5
amp-video component accepts up to four unique types of HTML nodes as children:
sourcetags: Just like in the HTML
<video>tag, you can add
<source>tag children to specify different source media files to play.
tracktags to enable subtitles in the video. If the track is hosted on a different origin than the document, you must add the
crossoriginattribute to the
- a placeholder for before the video starts
- a fallback if the browser doesn’t support HTML5 video: One or zero immediate child nodes can have the
fallbackattribute. If present, this node and its children form the content that displays if HTML5 video is not supported on the user’s browser.
<amp-video controls width="640" height="360" layout="responsive" poster="/static/inline-examples/images/kitten-playing.png"> <source src="/static/inline-examples/videos/kitten-playing.webm" type="video/webm" /> <source src="/static/inline-examples/videos/kitten-playing.mp4" type="video/mp4" /> <div fallback> <p>This browser does not support the video element.</p> </div> </amp-video>
amp-video supports analytics out of the box. See video analytics for more information.
|src||Required if no
|poster||The image for the frame to be displayed before video playback has started. By
default, the first frame is displayed.
Alternatively, you can present a click-to-play overlay. For details, see the Click-to-Play overlay section below.
|autoplay||If this attribute is present, and the browser supports autoplay, the video will be automatically played as soon as it becomes visible. There are some conditions that the component needs to meet to be played, which are outlined in the Video in AMP spec.|
|controls||This attribute is similar to the
|controlsList||Same as controlsList attribute of HTML5 video element. Only supported by certain browsers. Please see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/HTMLMediaElement/controlsList for details.|
|loop||If present, the video will automatically loop back to the start upon reaching the end.|
|crossorigin||Required if a
|disableremoteplayback||Determines whether the media element is allowed to have a remote playback UI such as Chromecast or AirPlay.|
|noaudio||Annotates the video as having no audio. This hides the equalizer icon that is displayed when the video has autoplay.|
|rotate-to-fullscreen||If the video is visible, the video displays fullscreen after the user rotates their device into landscape mode. For more details, see the Video in AMP spec.|
|common attributes||This element includes common attributes extended to AMP components.|
Media Session API attributes
amp-video component implements the Media Session API, which enables developers to specify more information about the video file. The additional information for the video displays in the notification center of the user's device (along with the play/pause controls).
|artwork||Specifies a URL to a PNG/JPG/ICO image serving as the video's artwork. If
|artist||Indicates the author of the video file, specified as a string.|
|album||Indicates the album/collection the video was taken from, specified as a string.|
|title||Indicates the name/title of the video, specified as a string. If not provided, the Media Session API helper uses either the
This example contains both the
artwork attributes. The
poster serves as the placeholder image before the video plays, while
artwork is the image that displays in the notification via the MediaSession API.
<amp-video width="720" height="305" layout="responsive" src="https://yourhost.com/videos/myvideo.mp4" poster="https://yourhost.com/posters/poster.png" artwork="https://yourhost.com/artworks/artwork.png" title="Awesome video" artist="Awesome artist" album="Amazing album"> </amp-video>
Providing a click-to-play overlay is a common UX feature for video players on the web. For example, you could display a custom play icon that the user can click, as well as include the title of the video, different sized poster images, and so on. Because the
amp-video component supports the standard
play AMP action, you can easily implement click-to-play.
For a detailed example, visit AMP By Example's Click-to-play overlay for amp-video.
See amp-video rules in the AMP validator specification.
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