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HTML Audio/Video DOM autoplay Property

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

Example

Enable autoplay, and reload video:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.autoplay = true;
vid.load();

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Definition and Usage

The autoplay property sets or returns whether the audio/video should start playing as soon as it is loaded.


Browser Support

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

Property
autoplay Yes 9.0 3.5 Yes Yes


Syntax

Return the autoplay property:

audio|video.autoplay

Set the autoplay property:

audio|video.autoplay=true|false

Property Values

Value Description
true Indicates that the audio/video should start playing as soon as it is loaded
false Default. Indicates that the audio/video should NOT start playing as soon as it is loaded

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean. Either true or false
Default Value: false


HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

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