AVPlayerViewController as subview

We understand that AVPlayerViewController is a ViewController and like all view controllers, it takes full view when it’s either pushed or presented. But it can also be rendered as a subview with a custom frame by adding it as a child viewcontroller. The approach is pretty straightforward. The code given below plays a video from a URL in a custom frame.

import UIKit
import AVKit
class ViewController: UIViewController {
    @IBOutlet weak var videoPlayer: UIView! //Just for frame
    var playerViewController: AVPlayerViewController?
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()
    }
    
    override func viewDidAppear(_ animated: Bool) {
        guard let videoURL = URL(string: "https://www.rmp-streaming.com/media/big-buck-bunny-360p.mp4") else { return }
 //1. creating player
        let player = AVPlayer(url: videoURL)
        playerViewController = AVPlayerViewController()
        playerViewController?.videoGravity = .resizeAspectFill
        playerViewController?.player = player
//2.Adding as child viewcontroller
        self.addChild(playerViewController!)
//3. Adding subview
        self.view.addSubview(playerViewController!.view)
//4. Custom frame set
        playerViewController?.view.frame = self.videoPlayer.frame
//5. play video
        playerViewController?.player?.play()
    }
}

It should be noted that all controls might not show if we are rendering AVPlayerViewController in a custom frame. Hope this helps cheers!!!

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