How do I enable video recording for all pages within a BrowserContext in Playwright with Chromium?


Setting Up a BrowserContext for Recording in Playwright

Sure, you can set up a BrowserContext for recording in Playwright when you open an existing window using playwright.chromium.

Step-by-Step Guide

First, import the chromium module from Playwright:

const { chromium } = require('playwright');

Next, launch a persistent context with video recording enabled. Specify the directory where user data will be stored and where the recorded videos will be saved:

const userDataDir = '/path/to/user-data-dir';
const browserContext = await chromium.launchPersistentContext(userDataDir, {
  headless: false,
  recordVideo: {
    dir: '/path/to/video/directory',

Now, you can open an existing window or perform any other actions within this browser context. The videos will be recorded and saved to the specified directory.

Finally, don't forget to close the browser context. This ensures that the recorded videos are properly saved:

await browserContext.close();

And that's it! You've set up a BrowserContext for recording in Playwright with Chromium. For more detailed information, check out the official Playwright documentation.


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