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HTML Audio/Video DOM playbackRate Property

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference


Set video to play in slow motion:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.playbackRate = 0.5;
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Definition and Usage

The playbackRate property sets or returns the current playback speed of the audio/video.

Browser Support

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

playbackRate Yes 9.0 20.0 Yes Yes


Return the playbackRate property:


Set the playbackRate property:


Property Values

Value Description
playbackspeed Indicates the current playback speed of the audio/video.
Example values:
  • 1.0 is normal speed
  • 0.5 is half speed (slower)
  • 2.0 is double speed (faster)
  • -1.0 is backwards, normal speed
  • -0.5 is backwards, half speed

Technical Details

Return Value: Number, the current playback speed
Default Value: 1.0

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference