HTML Audio/Video DOM preload Property
Start loading the video as soon as the page loads:
vid.preload = "auto";
Definition and Usage
The preload property sets or returns whether the audio/video should start loading as soon as the page loads.
The preload property allows the author to provide a hint to the browser about what he/she thinks will lead to the best user experience. This attribute may be ignored in some instances.
The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.
Return the preload property:
Set the preload property:
|auto||Indicates that the audio/video should start loading as soon as the page loads|
|metadata||Indicates that only the metadata for the audio/video should be loaded when the page loads|
|none||Indicates that the audio/video should NOT start loading as soon as the page loads|
|Return Value:||A String, representing what data should be preloaded (if any). Possible return values are "auto", "metadata", or "none". See "Property Values" for what the values mean|
❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference