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HTML | DOM Audio currentTime Property

  • Last Updated : 05 Aug, 2019
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The Audio currentTime property is used for setting or returning the current position of the audio playback. The Audio currentTime property returns the audio playback position in the form of seconds.
The playback jumps to the specified position when this property is set.


    • Return the currentTime property:
    • Set the currentTime property:
      audioObject.currentTime = seconds

    Property Values:

    • seconds :It is used to specify the position for the playback of the video in seconds.

    Below program illustrates the Audio currentTime Property :
    Example: Setting time position to 50 seconds.

    <!DOCTYPE html>
            Audio currentTime Property
    <body style="text-align: center">
        <h1 style="color: green">
        <h2 style="font-family: Impact">
          Audio currentTime Property
        <audio id="Test_Audio" 
               controls autoplay>
            <source src="sample1.ogg" 
            <source src="sample1.mp3" 
        <p>To changing the current playback position, 
          double click the "Change Playback Position" 
        <button ondblclick="My_Audio()">
          Change Playback Position
        <p id="test"></p>
            var a = document.getElementById("Test_Audio");
            function My_Audio() {
                a.currentTime = 50;


    • Before clicking the button:
    • After clicking the button:

    Supported Browsers: The browser supporte by HTML | DOM Audio currentTime Property are listed below:

    • Google Chrome
    • Internet Explorer
    • Firefox
    • Opera
    • Apple Safari

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