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onseeking Event

❮ Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when the user starts moving/skipping to a new position in the video:

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

The onseeking event occurs when the user starts moving/skipping to a new position in the audio/video.

Tip: The onseeking event is the opposite of the onseeked event.

Tip: Use the currentTime property of the Audio/Video Object to get the current playback position.


Browser Support

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

Event
onseeking Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

In HTML:

<element onseeking="myScript">
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In JavaScript:

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

object.addEventListener("seeking", 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

This example demonstrates the difference between the onseeking event and onseeked event:

<video onseeking="myFunction()" onseeked="mySecondFunction()">
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Example

Using the currentTime property of the Video Object to display the current playtime position when the user starts to skip to a new position:

// Get the <video> element with id="myVideo"
var x = document.getElementById("myVideo");

// Attach a seeking event to the <video>, and execute a function if a seek operation begins
x.addEventListener("seeking", myFunction);

function myFunction() {
    // Display the current position of the video in a <p> element with id="demo"
    document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = x.currentTime;
}
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Example

Execute a JavaScript when the user starts moving/skipping to a new position in the audio:

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