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HTML Audio/Video DOM stalled Event

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference


If the browser is not able to fetch media data, alert that media data is not available:

let vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.onstalled = function() {
    alert("Media data is not available");

Definition and Usage

The stalled event occurs when the browser is trying to get media data, but data is not available.

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.

stalled Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes



<element onstalled="myScript">

In JavaScript:


In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("stalled", myScript);

Technical Details

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

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference