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<OffthreadVideo />

Available from Remotion 3.0.11

This component imports and displays a video, similar to <Video/>, but during rendering, extracts the exact frame from the video and displays it in a <Img> tag. This extraction process happens outside the browser using FFMPEG.

This component was designed to combat limitations of the default <Video> element. See: <Video> vs <OffthreadVideo>.

Example

tsx
import { AbsoluteFill, OffthreadVideo, staticFile } from "remotion";
 
export const MyVideo = () => {
const video = staticFile("./video.webm");
 
return (
<AbsoluteFill>
<OffthreadVideo src={video} />
</AbsoluteFill>
);
};
tsx
import { AbsoluteFill, OffthreadVideo, staticFile } from "remotion";
 
export const MyVideo = () => {
const video = staticFile("./video.webm");
 
return (
<AbsoluteFill>
<OffthreadVideo src={video} />
</AbsoluteFill>
);
};
note

You can also pass a URL as a src to load a video remotely.

Props

The props volume, playbackRate and muted are supported and work the same as in <Video>.

The props onError, className and style are supported and get passed to the underlying HTML element. Remember that during render, this is a <img> element, and during preview, this is a <video> element.

imageFormat

Available since v3.0.22

Either jpeg or png. Default jpeg.
With png, transparent videos (VP8, VP9, ProRes) can be displayed, however it is around 40% slower, with VP8 videos being much slower.

Performance tips

Avoid embedding a video beyond it's end (for example: Rendering a 5 second video inside 10 second composition). To create parity with the <Video> element, the video still display it's last frame in that case. However, to fetch the last frame specifically is a significantly more expensive operation than a frame from a known timestamp.

See also