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onerror Event

❮ Event Object


Call a function when an error occurs while a video is being downloaded:

<video onerror="myFunction()">

More examples below.


The onerror event occurs when an error occurs during the loading of a media.

Audio and Video Events

While loading a media, these events occur in the following order:

EventOccurs When
onloadstartThe loading of a media starts
ondurationchangeThe duration of a media is changed
onloadedmetadataThe meta data for a media has been loaded
onloadeddataA media frame is loaded
onprogressThe browser is loading a media
oncanplayAn element's scrollbar is being scrolled
oncanplaythroughThe browser estimates it can play a media
onplayA media starts to play
onplayingA media starts or resumes
ontimeupdateThe indicated time is changed
onendedA media has reached the end

Events that can occur while a media is loading or playing:

EventOccurs When
onabortThe loading of a media is aborted
onemptiedA media is empty (already loaded)
onerrorAn error occurs while loading a media
onpauseA media is paused
onratechangeThe playback rate is changed
onseekedA user has seeked a new media position
onseekingA user start seeking a new media position
onstalledMedia data is not available
onsuspendThe browser is not getting the media data
onvolumechangeThe volume of a media is changed
onwaitingA media is waiting for the next frame

See Also:

The <audio> Object
The <video> Object



<element onerror="myScript">

In JavaScript:

object.onerror = function(){myScript};

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("error", myScript);

Technical Details

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

Browser Support

onerror is a DOM Level 3 (2004) feature.

It is fully supported in all modern browsers:

Chrome Edge Firefox Safari Opera IE
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 11

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