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oncanplay Event

❮ Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when a video is ready to start playing:

<video oncanplay="myFunction()">
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Definition and Usage

The oncanplay event occurs when the browser can start playing the specified audio/video (when it has buffered enough to begin).

During the loading process of an audio/video, the following events occur, in this order:

  1. onloadstart
  2. ondurationchange
  3. onloadedmetadata
  4. onloadeddata
  5. onprogress
  6. oncanplay
  7. oncanplaythrough

Browser Support

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

Event
oncanplay Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

In HTML:

<element oncanplay="myScript">
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In JavaScript:

object.oncanplay = function(){myScript};
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In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("canplay", myScript);
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Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.


Technical Details

Bubbles: No
Cancelable: No
Event type: Event
Supported HTML tags: <audio> and <video>
DOM Version: Level 3 Events

More Examples

Example

Execute a JavaScript when an audio is ready to start playing:

<audio oncanplay="myFunction()">
Try it Yourself »

❮ Event Object