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HTML Audio/Video DOM canplaythrough Event

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

Example

Alert that the video can be played all the way through, without stopping:

myVid=document.getElementById("video1");
myVid.oncanplaythrough=alert("Can play through video without stopping");

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Definition and Usage

The canplaythrough event occurs when the browser estimates it can play through the specified audio/video without having to stop for buffering.

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 canplaythrough event is supported in all major browsers.

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


Syntax

In HTML:

<audio|video oncanplaythrough="SomeJavaScriptCode">

In JavaScript:

audio|video.oncanplaythrough=SomeJavaScriptCode;

Using addEventListener():

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

Technical Details

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


Examples

More Examples

Use the oncanplaythrough attribute on an HTML element

Use addEventListener() to listen for the canplaythrough event


HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

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