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HTML Audio/Video DOM loadedmetadata Event

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

Example

Alert when meta data for the video is loaded:

myVid=document.getElementById("video1");
myVid.onloadedmetadata=alert("Meta data for video loaded");

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Definition and Usage

The loadedmetadata event occurs when meta data for the specified audio/video has been loaded.

Meta data for audio/video consists of: duration, dimensions (video only) and text tracks.

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 loadedmetadata event is supported in all major browsers.

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


Syntax

In HTML:

<audio|video onloadedmetadata="SomeJavaScriptCode">

In JavaScript:

audio|video.onloadedmetadata=SomeJavaScriptCode;

Using addEventListener():

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

Technical Details

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


Examples

More Examples

Use the onloadedmetadata attribute on an HTML element

Use addEventListener() to listen for the loadedmetadata event


HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

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