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HTML Audio/Video DOM waiting Event

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

Example

Alert that the video needs to buffer the next frame before it can start playing:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.onwaiting = function() {
    alert("Wait! I need to buffer the next frame");
};
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Definition and Usage

The waiting event occurs when the video stops because it needs to buffer the next frame.

This event can also be used on <audio> elements, but it is mostly used for videos.


Browser Support

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

Event
waiting Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

In HTML:

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

In JavaScript:

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

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

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

Technical Details

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

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference