Vue Lazytube

Embed a YouTube player easily and lazy load the video to save resources and reduces initial load size. Useful when performance and page size is important or for sites with many embedded youtube videos.

For a simple example page with 10 videos, vue-lazytube will reduce loadtime by 7x and memory usage by 2-3x.


  • reduces initial load size by ~1.1┬áMB per video
  • fully responsive and customizable through props
  • provides methods to control (play, stop, pause and reset) embedded videos
  • provide options to set up custom title and preview of embedded videos


With a build systems

$ npm install --save vue-lazytube
$ yarn add vue-lazytube

To make the plugin available globally

In your main.js:

import LazyYoutube from "vue-lazytube";

Vue.component("LazyYoutube", LazyYoutube);


To include only in specific components

import LazyYoutube from 'vue-lazytube'

export default {
    name: 'YourComponent',
    components: {


Directly in browser

<script src=""></script>

<script src="./vue-lazytube.umd.min.js"></script>

    // as a component
    Vue.use('LazyYoutube', LazyYoutube)


    <LazyYoutube src="" />



Name Type Default Value Description Required
src String `` To load video and iframe, should be youtube video link. true
aspectRatio String 16:9 Maintaining the aspect ratio of video, perfect for responsively handling video embeds based on the width of the parent, should be in *:* format. e.g, 1:1, 4:3, 16:9 and 21:9. false
maxWidth String 560px Defines maximum width of video container. false
showTitle Boolean true Defines whether to show video title on top. false
autoplay Boolean false Defines whether to load the iframe as the page loads (not recommended) false
thumbnailQuality String standard Defines the quality of thumbnail, should be one of the following default, medium, high, standard or maxres false
iframeClass String ly-iframe Defines the class on iframe element false
customTitle String `` Defines the custom title of the video false
customThumbnail String `` Defines the custom thumbnail image link of the video false


These methods let you control the player using JavaScript, so you can perform the operations like play, stop, pause and reset.

The user's browser must support the HTML5 postMessage feature. Most modern browsers support postMessage.

Name Type Usage
playVideo function this.$refs["lazyVideo"]['playVideo']()
stopVideo function this.$refs["lazyVideo"]['stopVideo']()
pauseVideo function this.$refs["lazyVideo"]['pauseVideo']()
resetView function this.$refs["lazyVideo"]['resetView']()

Note: Must Replace lazyVideo with your ref.


    <button @click="handleClick('playVideo')">Play</button>
    <button @click="handleClick('stopVideo')">Stop</button>
    <button @click="handleClick('pauseVideo')">Pause</button>
    <button @click="handleClick('resetView')">Reset</button>

    export default {
      name: "YourComponent",
      components: {},
      methods: {
        handleClick(event) {