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HTML Audio/Video DOM timeupdate Event

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

Example

When the playing position of a video has changed, display the current position of the video in seconds:

// Get the <video> element with id="myVideo"
var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");

// Assign an ontimeupdate event to the <video> element, and execute a function if the current playback position has changed
vid.ontimeupdate = function() {myFunction()};

function myFunction() {
// Display the current position of the video in a <p> element with id="demo"
    document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = vid.currentTime;
}
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Definition and Usage

The timeupdate event occurs when the playing position of an audio/video has changed.

This event is invoked by:

  • Playing the audio/video
  • Moving the playback position (like when the user fast forwards to a different point in the audio/video)

Tip: This timeupdate event is often used together with the currentTime property of the Audio/Video Object, which returns the current position of the audio/video playback, in seconds.


Browser Support

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

Event
timeupdate Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

In HTML:

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

In JavaScript:

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

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

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

Technical Details

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

More Examples

Example

When the playing position of an audio has changed, display the current position of the audio in seconds:

// Get the <audio> element with id="myVideo"
var aud = document.getElementById("myVideo");

// Assign an ontimeupdate event to the <audio> element, and execute a function if the current playback position has changed
aud.ontimeupdate = function() {myFunction()};

function myFunction() {
// Display the current position of the audio in a <p> element with id="demo"
    document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = aud.currentTime;
}
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Example

Using the currentTime property to set the current playback position to 5 seconds:

document.getElementById("myVideo").currentTime = 5;
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❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference