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ontimeupdate Event

❮ Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when the current playback position has changed:

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

The ontimeupdate event occurs when the playing position of an audio/video has changed.

This event is invoked by:

  • Playing the audio/video
  • Moving the playback position (like when the user fast forwards to a different point in the audio/video)

Tip: The ontimeupdate event is often used together with the currentTime property of the Audio/Video Object, which returns the current position of the audio/video playback, in seconds.


Browser Support

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

Event
ontimeupdate Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

In HTML:

<element ontimeupdate="myScript">
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In JavaScript:

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

object.addEventListener("timeupdate", 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 the current playback position of an audio has changed:

<audio ontimeupdate="myFunction()">
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Example

Using the currentTime property to set the current playback position to 5 seconds:

document.getElementById("myVideo").currentTime = 5;
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❮ Event Object