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onplay Event

❮ Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when a video has started to play:

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

The onplay event occurs when the audio/video has been started or is no longer paused.

Tip: The onpause event occurs when the audio/video has been paused.


Browser Support

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

Event
onplay Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

In HTML:

<element onplay="myScript">
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In JavaScript:

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

object.addEventListener("play", 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 has started to play:

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

❮ Event Object