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oncanplaythrough Event

❮ Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when a video can be played all the way through, without stopping:

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

The oncanplaythrough event occurs when the browser estimates it can play through the specified media without having to stop for buffering.

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
oncanplaythrough Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

In HTML:

<element oncanplaythrough="myScript">
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In JavaScript:

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

object.addEventListener("canplaythrough", 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 can be played all the way through, without stopping:

<audio oncanplaythrough="myFunction()">
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❮ Event Object