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HTML onplay Attribute


Definition and Usage

The onplay attribute defines a script to be run when the audio/video has been started or is no longer paused.

Tip: The onpause attribute is used to define a script when the audio/video has been paused.


Applies to

The onplay attribute is part of the Event Attributes, and can be used on the following elements:

Elements Event
<audio> play
<video> play

Examples

Audio Example

Run "myFunction" when the audio file is being played:

<audio onplay="myFunction()">
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Video Example

Run "myFunction" when the video is being played:

<video onplay="myFunction()">
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Browser Support

The onplay attribute has the following browser support for each element:

Element
audio Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes
video Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes