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HTML Audio/Video DOM abort Event

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference


Alert that the loading of a video has been aborted:

let vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.onabort = function() {
    alert("Video load aborted");

Definition and Usage

The abort event occurs when the loading of an audio/video is aborted.

This event occurs when the media data download has been aborted, and not because of an error.

Tip: Related events that occurs when there is some kind of disturbance to the media loading process, are:

Browser Support

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

abort Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes



<element onabort="myScript">

In JavaScript:


In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("abort", myScript);

Technical Details

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

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference