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HTML Audio/Video DOM addTextTrack() Method

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

Example

Add a new text track to the video:

text1=myVid.addTextTrack("caption");
text1.addCue(new TextTrackCue("Test text", 01.000, 04.000,"","","",true));

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Definition and Usage

The addTextTrack() method creates and returns a new TextTrack object.

The new TextTrack object is added to the list of text tracks for the audio/video element.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The addTextTrack() method is not supported in any major browser.


Syntax

audio|video.addTextTrack(kind,label,language)

Parameter

Value Description
kind Specifies the kind of text track.

Possible values:

  • "subtitles"
  • "caption"
  • "descriptions"
  • "chapters"
  •  "metadata"
label A string specifying the label for the text track. Is used to identify the text track for the users
language A two-letter language code that specifies the language of the text track.
To view all available language codes, go to our Language code reference

Return Value

Type Description
TextTrack Object Represents the new text track


HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

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