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Video addTextTrack() Method

❮ Video Object

Example

Add a new text track to the video:

var x = document.getElementById("myVideo");
var y = x.addTextTrack("caption");
y.addCue(new TextTrackCue("Test text", 01.000, 04.000, "", "", "", true));
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Definition and Usage

The addTextTrack() method creates and returns a new TextTrack object.

The new TextTrack object is added to the list of text tracks for the video element.


Browser Support

Method
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Syntax

videoObject.addTextTrack(kind, label, language)

Parameter Values

Value Description
kind Specifies the kind of text track.

Possible values:

  • "subtitles"
  • "caption"
  • "descriptions"
  • "chapters"
  •  "metadata"
label A string specifying the label for the text track. Is used to identify the text track for the users
language A two-letter language code that specifies the language of the text track.
To view all available language codes, go to our Language code reference

Technical Details

Return Value: A TextTrack Object, representing the new text track

❮ Video Object