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HTML onwaiting Attribute

Definition and Usage

The onwaiting attribute defines a script to run when the video stops because it needs to buffer the next frame.

This event can also be used on <audio> elements, but it is mostly used for videos.

Applies to

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

Elements Event
<audio> waiting
<video> waiting


Audio Example

Run "myFunction" when the audio needs to buffer:

<audio onwaiting="myFunction()">

Video Example

Run "myFunction" when the video needs to buffer:

<video onwaiting="myFunction()">

Browser Support

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

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