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HTML Audio/Video DOM error Event

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference


Alert that an error occured while loading the video:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.onerror = function() {
    alert("Error! Something went wrong");

Definition and Usage

The error event occurs when an error occurred during the loading of an audio/video.

Tip: Related events that occurs when there is some kind of disturbance to the media loading process, are:

Browser Support

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

error Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes



<element onerror="myScript">

In JavaScript:


In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("error", myScript);

Technical Details

Supported HTML tags: <audio> and <video>
Supported JavaScript objects: Audio, Video

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference