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Amazon Interactive Video Service Player: JW Player Integration

This document describes the most important functions available in the Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS) JW Player integration.

Latest version of JW Player integration: 1.3.1

Getting Started

Amazon IVS support for JW Player is implemented through a Provider. Amazon IVS Provider is supported only on JW Player’s web player. The Provider is loaded through a script tag, and any streams requiring Amazon IVS Provider playback must be tagged with type: 'ivs' in the playlist. Amazon IVS supports JW Player version 8.18.4 and later.

Setup

In these instructions, JW_PLAYER_DIV is the name of the <div> of your JW Player instance and IVS_STREAM is your IVS playback URL. To set up the Amazon IVS Provider and enable playback:

  1. Include the following script tag (for the latest version of the player integration; in this case, 1.3.1):

    <script src="https://player.live-video.net/1.3.1/amazon-ivs-jw-provider.min.js"></script>
  2. Use the ivs type to mark your IVS playlist items. Set the cast value in your setup() to null (since Chromecast is not supported).

    jwplayer(JW_PLAYER_DIV).setup({ playlist: [{ file:IVS_STREAM, type: 'ivs', }] });
  3. If you want a reference to the underlying Amazon IVS Player to make Amazon IVS Player API calls or you want references to Amazon IVS-specific enums for callback handling, add a listener to the 'providerPlayer' event:

    jwplayer(JW_PLAYER_DIV).on('providerPlayer', function (player) { // player object has 'ivsPlayer' and 'ivsEvents' properties // ...callback code... });

Sample Code

In this example, JW_PLAYER_LIB is the URL to your JW Player library script and IVS_STREAM is your IVS playback URL.

<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <script src=JW_PLAYER_LIB></script> <script src="https://player.live-video.net/1.3.1/amazon-ivs-jw-provider.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <div id='player'></div> <script> // set default values for ivsPlayer and ivsEvents var ivsPlayer = {}; var ivsEvents = {}; // define our player setup const ivsConfig = { playlist: [{ file: IVS_STREAM, type: 'ivs', }] }; jwplayer('player') .setup(ivsConfig) .on('providerPlayer', function (player) { console.log('Amazon IVS Player: ', player.ivsPlayer); console.log('Amazon IVS Player Events: ', player.ivsEvents); // store the reference to the Amazon IVS Player ivsPlayer = player.ivsPlayer; // store the reference to the Amazon IVS Player Events ivsEvents = player.ivsEvents; }); </script> </body> </html>

Events

To listen to standard JW Player events, use the on function of the JW Player.

To listen to events that are specific to Amazon IVS, or to add and remove event listeners on the Amazon IVS Web player, you must listen to the 'providerPlayer' event to get a reference to the Amazon IVS Player and then add event listening onto it. For example:

// store a default value for ivsPlayer var ivsPlayer = {}; // store references to the Amazon IVS Player and Amazon IVS Events: jwplayer(JW_PLAYER_DIV).on('providerPlayer', function (player) { ivsPlayer = player.ivsPlayer; }); // set up event listening ivsPlayer.addEventListener(event, callback); ivsPlayer.removeEventListener(event, callback);

where callback is a callback that you define, and event is one of: PlayerEventType, PlayerState, or ErrorType. For more information about events, see the Amazon IVS Player: SDK for Web Reference.

The 'providerPlayer' event is emitted by JW Player, and the callback you register with it will receive an object with the following fields:

Field Description

ivsPlayer

Returns the underlying Amazon IVS player instance. The full Amazon IVS Player Web API is available through this instance. We recommend using the basic JW Player playback API as much as possible, and using this function only to access Amazon IVS-specific features. The most common functions you are likely to need to access on the Amazon IVS player instance are addEventListener() and removeEventListener().

ivsEvents

Returns an object with PlayerEventType, PlayerState, and ErrorType fields, which map to their associated Amazon IVS-specific enums. For more information, see Amazon IVS Player: SDK for Web Reference.

Errors

For general JW Player errors, use the on function of the JW Player to listen to error events.

For errors specific to Amazon IVS, listen on the Amazon IVS player for its own errors:

// set default values for ivsPlayer and ivsEvents var ivsPlayer = {}; var ivsEvents = {}; // store references to the Amazon IVS Player and Amazon IVS Events jwplayer(JW_PLAYER_DIV).on('providerPlayer', function (player) { ivsPlayer = player.ivsPlayer; ivsEvents = player.ivsEvents; }); // set up event listening: let playerEvent = ivsEvents.PlayerEventType; ivsPlayer.addEventListener(playerEvent.ERROR, callback);

The callback will receive an object with the following fields:

Field Description

type

The error type. Corresponds to ErrorType events. For more information, see Amazon IVS Player: SDK for Web Reference.

code

The error code.

source

Source of the error.

message

Human readable error message.

Content Security Policy

The Amazon IVS Provider API is configured to work on pages that use Content Security Policy (CSP). See the section on “Working with Content Security Policy” in the Amazon IVS Player: SDK for Web Guide.

Limitations

The Provider does not support casting. If you enabled casting in the JW Player dashboard, you can disable it by setting cast to null when calling setup(). This hides the casting button.