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HTML Audio/Video DOM play Event

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

Example

Alert that the video has started to play:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.onplay = function() {
    alert("The video has started to play");
};
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Definition and Usage

The play event occurs when the audio/video has been started or is no longer paused.

Tip: The pause event occurs when the audio/video has been paused.


Browser Support

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

Event
play Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

In HTML:

<audio|video onplay="myScript">Try it

In JavaScript:

audio|video.onplay=function(){myScript};Try it

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

audio|video.addEventListener("play", myScript);Try it

Technical Details

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

More Examples

Example

Alert that the audio has started to play:

var aud = document.getElementById("myAudio");
aud.onplay = function() {
    alert("The audio has started to play");
};
Try it Yourself »

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference