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HTML DOM Video Object


Video Object

The Video Object is new in HTML5.

The Video object represents an HTML <video> element.

Note: The <video> element is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.

Access a Video Object

You can access a <video> element by using getElementById():

var x = document.getElementById("myVideo"); Try it

Create a Video Object

You can create a <video> element by using the document.createElement() method:

var x = document.createElement("VIDEO"); Try it

Video Object Properties

Property Description
audioTracks Returns an AudioTrackList object representing available audio tracks
autoplay Sets or returns whether a video should start playing as soon as it is ready
buffered Returns a TimeRanges object representing the buffered parts of a video
controller Returns the MediaController object representing the current media controller of a video
controls Sets or returns whether a video should have controls displayed (play/pause etc)
crossOrigin Sets or returns the CORS settings of a video
currentSrc Returns the URL of the current video
currentTime Sets or returns the current playback position in a video (in seconds)
defaultMuted Sets or returns whether the video should be muted by default
defaultPlaybackRate Sets or returns whether the default playback speed of the video
duration Returns the length of a video (in seconds)
ended Returns whether the playback of the video has ended
error Returns a MediaError object representing the error state of the video
height Sets or returns the value of the height attribute of a video
loop Sets or returns whether the video should start playing over again, every time it is finished
mediaGroup Sets or returns the name of the media group the video(s) is a part of
muted Sets or returns whether the sound of a video should be turned off
networkState Returns the current network state of a video
paused Sets or returns whether a video is paused
playbackRate Sets or returns the speed of the video playback
played Returns a TimeRanges object representing the played parts of the video
poster Sets or returns the value of the poster attribute of a video
preload Sets or returns the value of the preload attribute of a video
readyState Returns the current ready state of a video
seekable Returns a TimeRanges object representing the seekable parts of a video
seeking Returns whether the user is currently seeking in the video
src Sets or returns the value of the src attribute of a video
startDate Returns a Date object representing the current time offset
textTracks Returns a TextTrackList object representing the available text tracks
videoTracks Returns a VideoTrackList object representing the available video tracks
volume Sets or returns the audio volume of a video
width Sets or returns the value of the width attribute of a video

Video Object Methods

Method Description
addTextTrack() Adds a new text track to the video
canPlayType() Checks whether the browser can play the specified video type
load() Re-loads the video element
play() Starts playing the video
pause() Pauses the currently playing video

Standard Properties and Events

The Video object also supports the standard properties and events.


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML5 video

HTML reference: HTML <video> tag



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