HTML | DOM oncanplay Event

The HTML DOM oncanplay event occurs when a specified audio/video is buffered enough to begin.

The order of events occur During the loading process of an audio/video:

  1. onloadstart
  2. ondurationchange
  3. onloadedmetadata
  4. onloadeddata
  5. onprogress
  6. oncanplay
  7. oncanplaythrough

Syntax:



In HTML:

<element oncanplay="myScript">

In JavaScript:

object.oncanplay = function(){myScript};

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("canplay", myScript);

Example: Using HTML

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<html>
  
<body>
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        <h1 style="color:green">
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      </h1>
        <h2>HTML DOM oncanplay event</h2>
  
        <video controls oncanplay="myFunction()">
            <source src="Geekfun.mp4" type="video/mp4">
        </video>
  
        <script>
            function myFunction() {
                alert("Can start playing video");
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green">
          GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
        <h2>HTML DOM oncanplay event</h2>
  
        <video controls id="myVideo">
            <source src="Geekfun.mp4" type="video/mp4">
        </video>
  
        <script>
            document.getElementById("myVideo").oncanplay = function() {
                myFunction()
            };
  
            function myFunction() {
                alert("Can start playing video");
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

Example: In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green">
          GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
        <h2>HTML DOM oncanplay event</h2>
  
        <video controls id="myVideo">
            <source src="Geekfun.mp4" type="video/mp4">
        </video>
  
        <script>
            document.getElementById(
              "myVideo").addEventListener(
              "canplay", myFunction);
  
            function myFunction() {
                alert("Can start playing video");
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

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Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by DOM oncanplay Event are listed below:

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


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