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HTML Audio/Video DOM readyState Property

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference


Get the current ready state of the video:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
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Definition and Usage

The readyState property returns the current ready state of the audio/video.

The ready state indicates if the audio/video is ready to play or not.

Note: This property is read-only.

Browser Support

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

readyState Yes 9.0 3.5 Yes Yes



Return Value

Type Description
Number Represents the ready state of the audio/video element:
  • 0 = HAVE_NOTHING - no information whether or not the audio/video is ready
  • 1 = HAVE_METADATA - metadata for the audio/video is ready
  • 2 = HAVE_CURRENT_DATA - data for the current playback position is available, but not enough data to play next frame/millisecond
  • 3 = HAVE_FUTURE_DATA - data for the current and at least the next frame is available
  • 4 = HAVE_ENOUGH_DATA - enough data available to start playing

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference