Facebook Inspired Sticky Video Player On Scroll

Facebook Inspired Sticky Video Player On Scroll
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A small yet useful jQuery script that minimizes your video being played on scroll and sticks it to the bottom of the webpage as you seen on Facebook and Tumblr.

Alternative (Pure Javascript):


  • jQuery.
  • plyr.js: A simple HTML5, YouTube and Vimeo player.
  • jquery-visible: Check if an element is within the browsers visual viewport.

How to use it:

1. Load jQuery library and other required resources in your html document.

<link rel='stylesheet' href='https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/plyr/2.0.18/plyr.css'>
<script src='https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js'></script>
<script src='https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/plyr/2.0.18/plyr.js'></script>
<script src='https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery-visible/1.2.0/jquery.visible.min.js'></script>

2. Embed a video into your document.

<video width="640" height="360" poster="poster.jpg" preload="none" controls playsinline webkit-playsinline>
  <source src="example.mp4">

3. The main jQuery script to handle the video player on scroll.

var StopAllVideoNotv = function(v) {
  $(plyr.get()).each(function() {

    if (this.getContainer() != v.detail.plyr.getContainer()) {

var GetPlayingVideo = function() {
  $("video").filter(function() {
    var video = $(this).get(0);
    return !video.paused;

var VideoAudioHandler = function() {

  $("video").each(function() {

    $('<div class="videoContainer"></div>').insertBefore(this).append(this);
    $(this).attr("video-id","video-"+ Date.now());


  plyr.setup(document.querySelectorAll("video"), {
    enabled: true

  $(plyr.get()).each(function() {
    this.on('playing', function(event) {

  $(window).scroll(function() {

     var PlayingVideo = $(plyr.get()).filter(function(){
    return !this.isPaused();

     // none of videos is playing
     if(PlayingVideo == undefined) return 0;
     //if video is playing and not visible to screen and no small video
     if(!$(PlayingVideo.getContainer()).visible(true) && $(".SmallVideo").length == 0)
      var n =$("<div class='SmallVideo'></div>");
      n.attr("related-video", $(PlayingVideo.getMedia()).attr("video-id"));
      var sv = $(PlayingVideo.getMedia()).clone();
      sv.get(0).currentTime = PlayingVideo.getCurrentTime();
      n.appendTo( "body" );
      plyr.setup('.SmallVideo', {
          enabled: true,
          autoplay : true

      $('<button type="button" onclick="CloseSmallVideo(this)" class="closeSmallVideoBtn" aria-label="Play"><svg version="1.1" id="Capa_1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" x="0px" y="0px"viewBox="0 0 47.971 47.971" style="enable-background:new 0 0 47.971 47.971;" xml:space="preserve"> <g> <path d="M28.228,23.986L47.092,5.122c1.172-1.171,1.172-3.071,0-4.242c-1.172-1.172-3.07-1.172-4.242,0L23.986,19.744L5.121,0.88 c-1.172-1.172-3.07-1.172-4.242,0c-1.172,1.171-1.172,3.071,0,4.242l18.865,18.864L0.879,42.85c-1.172,1.171-1.172,3.071,0,4.242 C1.465,47.677,2.233,47.97,3,47.97s1.535-0.293,2.121-0.879l18.865-18.864L42.85,47.091c0.586,0.586,1.354,0.879,2.121,0.879 s1.535-0.293,2.121-0.879c1.172-1.171,1.172-3.071,0-4.242L28.228,23.986z"/> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> <g> </g> </svg></button>').appendTo('.SmallVideo .plyr');
     //if video is playing and visible to screen

var CloseSmallVideo = function(e) {
 if($(".SmallVideo").length == 0) return 0;
  var v =plyr.get($(".SmallVideo .plyr").get(0));

4. Call the main function on document ready.

$(document).ready(function() {

About Author:

Author: hussein younis

Website: https://codepen.io/hussein-younis/pen/GyXOqB?page=1&

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by hussein-younis. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.