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HTML Audio/Video DOM canplay Event

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

Example

Alert that the video is ready to start playing:

myVid=document.getElementById("video1");
myVid.oncanplay=alert("Can start playing video");

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Definition and Usage

The canplay event occurs when the browser can start playing the specified audio/video.

During the loading process of an audio/video, the following events occur, in this order:

  1. loadstart
  2. durationchange
  3. loadedmetadata
  4. loadeddata
  5. progress
  6. canplay
  7. canplaythrough

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The canplay event is supported in all major browsers.

Note: This property is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier.


Syntax

In HTML:

<audio|video oncanplay="SomeJavaScriptCode">

In JavaScript:

audio|video.oncanplay=SomeJavaScriptCode;

Or:

audio|video.addEventListener("canplay", function()
  {
  //SomeJavaScriptCode
  }
);

Technical Details

Supported HTML tags: <audio>, <video>
Supported JavaScript objects: Audio, Video


Examples

More Examples

Use the oncanplay attribute on an HTML element

Use addEventListener() to listen for the canplay event


HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

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