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HTML Audio/Video DOM suspend Event

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference


Alert that the loading of media data is prevented from continuing:

let vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.onsuspend = function() {
    alert("Loading of the media is suspended");

Definition and Usage

The suspend event occurs when the browser is intentionally not getting media data.

This event occurs when the loading of the media is suspended (prevented from continuing). This can happen when the download has completed, or because it has been paused for some reason.

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.

suspend Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes



<element onsuspend="myScript">

In JavaScript:


In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("suspend", myScript);

Technical Details

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

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference