video.js and ReactJS integration

Here's a basic ReactJS player implementation.

It just instantiates the video.js player on componentDidMount and destroys it on componentWillUnmount.

import React from 'react';
import videojs from 'video.js'

export default class VideoPlayer extends React.Component {
  componentDidMount() {
    // instantiate video.js
    this.player = videojs(this.videoNode, this.props, function onPlayerReady() {
      console.log('onPlayerReady', this)

  // destroy player on unmount
  componentWillUnmount() {
    if (this.player) {

  // wrap the player in a div with a `data-vjs-player` attribute
  // so videojs won't create additional wrapper in the DOM
  // see
  render() {
    return (
      <div data-vjs-player>
        <video ref={ node => this.videoNode = node } className="video-js"></video>

You can then use it like this: (see options guide for option information)

const videoJsOptions = {
  autoplay: true,
  controls: true,
  sources: [{
    src: '/path/to/video.mp4',
    type: 'video/mp4'

return <VideoPlayer { ...videoJsOptions } />

Dont forget to include the video.js CSS, located at video.js/dist/video-js.css.