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HTML Audio/Video DOM pause Event

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference


Alert that the video has been paused:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.onpause = function() {
    alert("The video has been paused");
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Definition and Usage

The pause event occurs when the audio/video is paused either by the user or programmatically.

Tip: The play event occurs when the audio/video has been started or is no longer paused.

Browser Support

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

pause Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes



<audio|video onpause="myScript">Try it

In JavaScript:

audio|video.onpause=function(){myScript};Try it

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

audio|video.addEventListener("pause", myScript);Try it

Technical Details

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

More Examples


Alert that the audio has been paused:

var aud = document.getElementById("myAudio");
aud.onpause = function() {
    alert("The audio has been paused");
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❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference