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HTML ontimeupdate Attribute


Definition and Usage

The ontimeupdate attribute defines a script to run 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: This timeupdate 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.


Applies to

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

Elements Event
<audio> seeking
<video> seeking

Examples

Audio Example

Run "myFunction" when the position of the audio changes:

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

Run "myFunction" when the position of the video changes:

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

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

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