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Faster Vue App page load by lazy loading youtube and Vimeo embed

seeratawan01 profile image Seerat Nawaz ・2 min read

The goal is to embed YouTube/Vimeo videos on your Vue web page in a fast, lightweight manner that cuts out load time and embedded the video on demand thus reducing the size of your web pages, increases your page speed and Google rank.

Embedding a YouTube video has become a completely easy for anyone engaged with the web; copy, paste, done. However, pulling in an external resource like a YouTube video slow down a web page's load performance, especially if there are two or more videos embedded on the same page.

Single embedded YouTube video equates to 25 HTTP requests with a total of ~899 KB downloaded (see screenshot). These numbers will climb as we embed more videos on the page. And these files are downloaded even before the visitor has clicked the play button.

Solution: Vue-Lazytube

With Vue-Lazytube you can embed a YouTube or Vimeo 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 videos.

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

Features

  • reduces initial load size by ~1.1 MB 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
  • platform supported: Youtube and Vimeo

Check out the demo below:

That's all there is to it. You just cut off a second or two off your Google Page Speed Insights score.

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