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HTML Audio/Video DOM play() Method

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

Example

A video with play and pause buttons:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");

function playVid() {
    vid.play();
}

function pauseVid() {
    vid.pause();
}

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Definition and Usage

The play() method starts playing the current audio or video.

Tip: Use the pause() method to pause the current audio/video.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the method.

Method
play() Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

audio|video.play()

Parameters

None

Return Value

No return value


HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

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