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Version: 5.x


Vime uses CSS custom properties to style the player. If you're unfamiliar with them then no worries, it's really easy to understand and there are awesome articles online to get you up to speed:


Vime comes with a light and dark theme out of the box (see the installation page for how to load them). We can use it as a starting point when styling the player. You can switch between light/dark by using the theme player property...

<!-- Default is 'dark'. -->
<vm-player theme="light">
<!-- ... -->

One of the easiest ways to personalize the player to our brand or preference is by setting the vm-player-theme CSS property, which will add a splash of color throughout the player...

vm-player {
--vm-player-theme: #de4269;

What if we want to do more? We can see the default theme file which has documented all CSS properties used throughout Vime, and start replacing all the properties we want to change. Remember if you apply it at the player level like we did with vm-player-theme above, it'll apply to all components that accept that property.


The following will apply to all controls in the player...

vm-player {
--vm-control-scale: 1.75;


The following will only apply to this specific control...

<vm-control style="--vm-control-scale: 1.75;">
<!-- ... -->

Another way you can find out what CSS properties can be used to style a specific component is by finding that component in the Components section in the sidebar (on your left), and scrolling down to CSS Properties. In addition, sometimes a component is composed of other components, so if you scroll down to Dependencies > Depends On, the CSS properties of those listed components will be available as well.

Here are some additional selectors you can add to your styling toolkit:

vm-player[idle] {
/* Add styles here for when the player is idle. */
vm-player[mobile] {
/* Add styles here for when the player is loaded on a mobile device. */
vm-player[touch] {
/* Add styles here for when the player is used on a touch device. */
vm-player[live] {
/* Add styles here for when the media is a live stream. */
vm-player[audio] {
/* Add styles here for when the media is of type `audio`. */
vm-player[video] {
/* Add styles here for when the media is of type `video`. */
vm-player[pip] {
/* Add styles here for when the player is in picture-in-picture mode. */
vm-player[fullscreen] {
/* Add styles here for when the player is in fullscreen mode. */
/* You can replace 'light' with 'dark' or any custom theme name you'd like. */
vm-player[theme='light'] {
/* Add styles here for when the theme is set to `light`. */


Vime comes with two icon libraries out of the box (vime or material), and you can easily load your own via the IconLibrary component (refer to the documentation on how to do so).

After the icons have been registered, you can use them globally by setting the icons property on the Player component, or you can change them on a component-by-component basis as long as there are properties to do so. Most controls support changing their icons, for example the PlaybackControl has properties for changing the playIcon, pauseIcon and the library via icons.


If you're looking to replace all the player icons with your own then you should use the following naming guide to ensure all components are pointing to the correct icon, so you don't have to go around and change them individually.

Use the following names for your SVG files and place them inside the same folder:

  • play
  • pause
  • check
  • captions-on
  • captions-off
  • fast-forward
  • rewind
  • fullscreen-enter
  • fullscreen-exit
  • pip-enter
  • pip-exit
  • settings
  • volume-high
  • volume-low
  • volume-mute