Class: PlayerManager

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Methods

addEventListener

addEventListener(eventType, eventListener)

Adds an event listener that listens for playback events.

Parameter

eventType

(non-null cast.framework.events.EventType or non-null Array of non-null cast.framework.events.EventType)

An event type or array of event types

eventListener

function(non-null cast.framework.events.Event)

Throws

non-null Error If given arguments are not valid.

addSupportedMediaCommands

addSupportedMediaCommands(supportedMediaCommands, broadcastStatus)

Adds new supported commands to the existing list of supported media commands.

Parameter

supportedMediaCommands

number

A bitmask of media commands supported by the application.

broadcastStatus

Optional

boolean

true indicates that the senders should be notified about the change (if not provided, the senders will be notified).

See also
cast.framework.messages.Command

broadcastStatus

broadcastStatus(includeMedia, requestId, customData, includeQueueItems)

Sends a media status message to all senders (broadcast). Applications use this to send a custom state change.

Parameter

includeMedia

Optional

boolean

true indicates the message should include media information.

requestId

Optional

number

The ID of the incoming request that caused this response.

customData

Optional

Object

The status message application-specific custom data.

Value may be null.

includeQueueItems

Optional

boolean

Whether to include queue items in the status message. By default they are not included.

getAbsoluteTimeForMediaTime

getAbsoluteTimeForMediaTime(mediaTime) returns number

Converts media time to media absolute time. Absolute time is applicable only for live streams.

Parameter

mediaTime

number

Media time.

Returns

nullable number Absolute time or null if not available.

getAudioTracksManager

getAudioTracksManager() returns cast.framework.AudioTracksManager

Gets the AudioTracksManager instance.

Returns

non-null cast.framework.AudioTracksManager 

getBreakClipCurrentTimeSec

getBreakClipCurrentTimeSec() returns number

Returns current time of the currently-playing break clip, in seconds.

Returns

nullable number Current time in seconds inside current break clip. null when the Player is not playing break clip.

getBreakClipDurationSec

getBreakClipDurationSec() returns number

Returns duration of the currently-playing break clip in seconds.

Returns

nullable number Duration of the current break clip. null when the Player is not playing a break clip.

getBreakManager

getBreakManager() returns cast.framework.breaks.BreakManager

Gets the BreakManager instance.

Returns

non-null cast.framework.breaks.BreakManager 

getBreaks

getBreaks() returns Array of non-null cast.framework.messages.Break

Returns a list of breaks.

Returns

non-null Array of non-null cast.framework.messages.Break 

getCurrentSupportedMediaCommands

getCurrentSupportedMediaCommands() returns number

Gets the current receiver supported media commands. Unlike for getSupportedMediaCommands(), the returned value of this method changes dynamically based on the current playback status. For example, during ads playback, the SEEK command might not be supported. This method should only be called after calling receiver CastReceiverContext#start, otherwise it will return 0.

See also
cast.framework.messages.Command
Returns

number A bitmask of media commands supported by the application.

getCurrentTimeSec

getCurrentTimeSec() returns number

Gets the elapsed play time of the current media.

Returns

number The elapsed time, in seconds. This will be 0 if no media is playing.

getDurationSec

getDurationSec() returns number

Gets the duration of the currently-playing media, in seconds.

Returns

number Duration of media. NaN if there is no media playing.

getLiveSeekableRange

getLiveSeekableRange() returns cast.framework.messages.LiveSeekableRange

Returns the live seekable range with start time and end time in seconds. The values are based on media time.

Returns

nullable cast.framework.messages.LiveSeekableRange 

getMediaInformation

getMediaInformation() returns cast.framework.messages.MediaInformation

Gets media information of current media.

Returns

nullable cast.framework.messages.MediaInformation 

getMediaTimeForAbsoluteTime

getMediaTimeForAbsoluteTime(absoluteTime) returns number

Converts the media absolute time to media time. Absolute time is applicable only for live streams.

Parameter

absoluteTime

number

The media's absolute time, as UNIX Epoch time (seconds since the Unix epoch).

Returns

nullable number Media time or null if not available.

getPlaybackConfig

getPlaybackConfig() returns cast.framework.PlaybackConfig

Returns playback configuration.

Returns

nullable cast.framework.PlaybackConfig 

getPlaybackRate

getPlaybackRate() returns number

Returns the current playback rate. Returns 1 before receiver CastRecevierContext#start is called.

Returns

number Current playback rate.

getPlayerState

getPlayerState() returns cast.framework.messages.PlayerState

Gets the Player state.

Returns

non-null cast.framework.messages.PlayerState The state of the current Player.

getPreferredPlaybackRate

getPreferredPlaybackRate() returns number

Get the preferred playback rate. Can be used on shutdown event to save the latest preferred playback rate to persistent storage, so it can be used in next session in the cast options.

Returns

number 

getPreferredTextLanguage

getPreferredTextLanguage() returns string

Gets the preferred text track language.

Returns

nullable string 

getPreferredTextStyle

getPreferredTextStyle() returns cast.framework.messages.TextTrackStyle

Gets the preferred text track style.

Returns

nullable cast.framework.messages.TextTrackStyle 

getQueueManager

getQueueManager() returns (cast.framework.QueueManager or undefined)

Gets the QueueManager instance.

Returns

(non-null cast.framework.QueueManager or undefined) 

getRawCurrentTimeSec

getRawCurrentTimeSec() returns number

Gets the elapsed play time of the current media, without subtracting the ad break time.

Returns

number The elapsed time, in seconds. This will be 0 if no media is playing.

getStartAbsoluteTime

getStartAbsoluteTime() returns number

Gets the absolute media start time, as UNIX Epoch time (seconds since the Unix epoch). Absolute time is applicable only for live streams.

Returns

nullable number 

getStats

getStats() returns cast.framework.Stats

Returns playback statistics. Statistics are aggregated over the entire playback session where appropriate.

Returns

non-null cast.framework.Stats 

getSupportedMediaCommands

getSupportedMediaCommands() returns number

Gets receiver supported media commands. Should only be called after calling CastReceiverContext#start(), otherwise it returns 0. The supported media commands value is controlled solely by the receiver application . It's not automatically updated based on a MediaStatus.

See also
cast.framework.messages.Command
Returns

number A bitmask of media commands supported by the application.

getTextTracksManager

getTextTracksManager() returns cast.framework.TextTracksManager

Gets the TextTracksManager instance.

Returns

non-null cast.framework.TextTracksManager 

getTimedMetadata

getTimedMetadata() returns Array of non-null cast.framework.TimedMetadata

Returns timed metadata encountered during manifest parsing. This is #EXT-X-DATERANGE in HLS and EventStream in DASH.

Returns

non-null Array of non-null cast.framework.TimedMetadata 

load

load(loadRequest) returns Promise containing void

Initiates a request to load media.

Parameter

loadRequest

cast.framework.messages.LoadRequestData

A request to load a media.

Value must not be null.

Returns

non-null Promise containing void Promise that is resolved when operation succeded, or rejected if failed.

pause

pause()

Pauses the currently-playing media.

play

play()

Plays the currently-paused media.

playString

playString(stringId, args) returns Promise containing nullable cast.framework.messages.ErrorData

Requests a text string to be played back locally on the receiver device.

Parameter

stringId

cast.framework.messages.PlayStringId

An identifier for the text to be played back.

Value must not be null.

args

Optional

Array of string

An optional array of string values to be filled into the text.

Value must not be null.

Returns

non-null Promise containing nullable cast.framework.messages.ErrorData 

removeEventListener

removeEventListener(eventType, eventListener)

Removes the event listener added for a given playback event. If no matching event listener exists, this call is ignored.

Parameter

eventType

(non-null cast.framework.events.EventType or non-null Array of non-null cast.framework.events.EventType)

An eventType or array of event types

eventListener

function(non-null cast.framework.events.Event)

removeSupportedMediaCommands

removeSupportedMediaCommands(supportedMediaCommands, broadcastStatus)

Remove commands from the list of supported media commands.

Parameter

supportedMediaCommands

number

A bitmask of media commands supported by the application.

broadcastStatus

Optional

boolean

true indicates that the senders should be notified about the change (if not provided, the senders will be notified).

See also
cast.framework.messages.Command

seek

seek(seekTime)

Seeks in current media.

Parameter

seekTime

number

sendCustomState

sendCustomState(state)

Sends a custom state from an application playback logic to the UI logic. This method helps enable separation of playback logic and UI. Maintaining separation between logic and UI permits one to use the same UI logic for both local playback and remote control. The custom state sent by this method is available to the UI through PlayerData.

Parameter

state

Object

Custom state object.

Value must not be null.

See also
cast.framework.ui.PlayerData#customState

sendError

sendError(senderId, requestId, type, reason, customData)

Sends an error to a specific sender.

Parameter

senderId

string

The sender ID.

requestId

number

The ID of the incoming request that caused this error.

type

cast.framework.messages.ErrorType

The error type.

Value must not be null.

reason

Optional

cast.framework.messages.ErrorReason

The error reason.

Value may be null.

customData

Optional

Object

The error message application-specific custom data.

Value may be null.

sendLocalMediaRequest

sendLocalMediaRequest(request)

Sends a local media request.

Parameter

request

cast.framework.messages.RequestData

Value must not be null.

sendStatus

sendStatus(senderId, requestId, includeMedia, customData, includeQueueItems)

Sends a media status message to a specific sender.

Parameter

senderId

string

The sender ID.

requestId

number

The ID of the incoming request that caused this response.

includeMedia

Optional

boolean

true indicates the message should include a MediaInformation instance.

customData

Optional

Object

The status message application-specific custom data.

Value may be null.

includeQueueItems

Optional

boolean

Whether to include queue items in the status message. By default they are not included.

setIdleReason

setIdleReason(idleReason)

Sets the reason for the player being in the IDLE state. This allows applications that want to force the IDLE state to indicate the reason for doing so (for example, a custom error). The idle reason is sent in the next status message. Note Most applications do not need to set this value. It is only needed if the app needs to make the Player go to the IDLE state in special circumstances and the default idleReason does not reflect the intended behavior.

Parameter

idleReason

cast.framework.messages.IdleReason

The reason to be in the IDLE state.

Value must not be null.

setMediaElement

setMediaElement(mediaElement)

Sets the HTMLMediaElement to use. If a Promise of a HTMLMediaElement is set, media begins playback after the Promise is resolved.

Parameter

mediaElement

(non-null HTMLMediaElement or non-null Promise containing non-null HTMLMediaElement)

MediaElement that the Player will use.

setMediaInformation

setMediaInformation(mediaInformation, opt_broadcast)

Sets media information.

Parameter

mediaInformation

cast.framework.messages.MediaInformation

Value must not be null.

opt_broadcast

Optional

boolean

setMediaPlaybackInfoHandler

setMediaPlaybackInfoHandler(handler)

Sets a handler to return or modify cast.framework.PlaybackConfig, for a specific load request. The handler parameters are the LoadRequestData and default PlaybackConfig for the receiver (provided in the CastReceiverOptions). The handler should return a modified playback config, or null to prevent the media from playing. The return value may also be a Promise to allow waiting for data from the server.

Parameter

handler

function(non-null cast.framework.messages.LoadRequestData, non-null cast.framework.PlaybackConfig)

A function to provide a request specific playback config.

Value may be null.

setMediaUrlResolver

setMediaUrlResolver(resolver)

Sets a handler to return the media URL for a LOAD request. This handler can be used to avoid having the media content URL published as part of the media status. By default, the media contentId is used as the content URL.

Parameter

resolver

function(non-null cast.framework.messages.LoadRequestData)

A function to resolve media content URL.

Value may be null.

setMessageInterceptor

setMessageInterceptor(type, interceptor)

Sets an interceptor of incoming and outgoing messages. The interceptor can update the request data, and should return either updated data, a Promise with updated data (if data cannot be returned immediately), or null if the request should not be handled. Note: if a LOAD message interceptor is provided, but no separate PRELOAD interceptor is provided, the LOAD interceptor will be called for PRELOAD messages.

Parameter

type

cast.framework.messages.MessageType

Value must not be null.

interceptor

function(non-null cast.framework.messages.RequestData)

Value may be null.

setPlaybackConfig

setPlaybackConfig(playbackConfig)

Sets playback configuration on the PlayerManager.

Parameter

playbackConfig

cast.framework.PlaybackConfig

Value must not be null.

setSupportedMediaCommands

setSupportedMediaCommands(supportedMediaCommands, broadcastStatus)

Sets the media commands supported by the receiver.

Parameter

supportedMediaCommands

number

A bitmask of media commands supported by the application.

broadcastStatus

Optional

boolean

true indicates that the senders should be notified about the change (if not provided, the senders will be notified).

See also
cast.framework.messages.Command

stop

stop()

Stops the currently-playing media.