More "Try it Yourself" examples below.
Definition and Usage
The ontimeupdate event occurs when the playing position of an audio/video has changed.
This event is invoked by:
- Playing the audio/video
- Moving the playback position (like when the user fast forwards to a different point in the audio/video)
Tip: The ontimeupdate event is often used together with the currentTime property of the Audio/Video Object, which returns the current position of the audio/video playback, in seconds.
The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the event.
Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.
|Supported HTML tags:||<audio> and <video>|
|DOM Version:||Level 3 Events|
Using the currentTime property to set the current playback position to 5 seconds: