Fullscreen example

Third party player controls should implement the fullscreen functionality on the client side with the HTML5 Fullscreen API.

Necessary steps

  • switch your embed container to fullscreen mode with HTML5 FullScreen API
  • handle the iframe size accordingly
  • IBM Cloud Video embed will adopt to the resized iframe size responsively
custom fullscreen switch button

Javascript

var fullScreenBtn = document.getElementById('fullScreenBtn');
var container = document.getElementById('Container');

document.addEventListener("fullscreenchange",changeHandler);
document.addEventListener("webkitfullscreenchange",changeHandler);
document.addEventListener("mozfullscreenchange",changeHandler);
document.addEventListener("MSFullscreenChange", changeHandler, false);

// trigger fullscreen change on our custom button click
fullScreenBtn.addEventListener('click',onFullScreenBtnClick);

// check if the current state is fullscreen or not
function isFullScreen () {
  return document.fullScreen ||
    document.webkitIsFullScreen ||
    document.mozfullScreen ||
	document.msFullscreenElement;
}

// change everything on other change events too
function changeHandler () {
  container.className = isFullScreen() ? 'fullscreen' : '';
}

// fullscreen button event handler
function onFullScreenBtnClick () {
  // if we are in fullscreen, then exit
  if (isFullScreen()) {
    if (document.exitFullscreen) {
      document.exitFullscreen();
    } else if (document.webkitExitFullscreen) {
      document.webkitExitFullscreen();
    } else if (document.mozExitFullScreen) {
      document.mozExitFullScreen();
    } else if (document.msExitFullscreen) {
      document.msExitFullscreen();
    }
    // if we are in non-fullscreen mode, open it
  } else {
    if (container.requestFullscreen) {
      container.requestFullscreen();
    } else if (container.webkitRequestFullscreen) {
      container.webkitRequestFullscreen();
    } else if (container.mozRequestFullScreen) {
      container.mozRequestFullScreen();
    } else if (container.msRequestFullscreen) {
      container.msRequestFullscreen();
    }
  }
}

HTML

<div id="Container">
  <iframe id="UstreamIframe"
    width="100%" height="100%"
    src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/1524?controls=false"
    frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

  <div id="fullScreenBtn"> custom fullscreen button </div>
</div>

CSS

#Viewer {
  position: relative;
  width: 640px;
  height: 390px;
}

#Viewer.fullscreen {
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
}

#FullScreen {
  cursor: pointer;
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 10px;
  right: 10px;
  padding: 5px;
  background: #38f;
  color: #fff;
}