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Track kind Property

Track Object Reference Track Object

Example

Get the kind of text track:

var x = document.getElementById("myTrack").kind;

The result of x could be:

subtitles


Definition and Usage

The kind property sets or returns the value of the kind attribute of the track.

The kind attribute specifies the kind of text track.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The kind property is supported Internet Explorer, Opera, and Chrome.

Note: The kind property is not supported in Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.


Syntax

Return the kind property:

trackObject.kind

Set the kind property:

trackObject.kind="captions|chapters|descriptions|metadata|subtitles"

Property Values

Value Description
captions The track defines translation of dialogue and sound effects (suitable for deaf users)
chapters The track defines chapter titles (suitable for navigating the media resource)
descriptions The track defines a textual description of the video content (suitable for blind users)
metadata The track defines content used by scripts. Not visible for the user
subtitles The track defines subtitles, used to display subtitles in a video

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the kind of text track

More Examples

Example

Set the kind of text track:

document.getElementById("myTrack").kind = "chapters";


Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <track> kind attribute


Track Object Reference Track Object