HTML | DOM oncanplaythrough Event

The HTML DOM oncanplaythrough event occurs when the specified media buffered and browser estimate it can play through without having to stop.

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

  • onloadstart
  • ondurationchange
  • onloadedmetadata
  • onloadeddata
  • onprogress
  • oncanplay
  • oncanplaythrough

Syntax:



In HTML:

<element oncanplaythrough="myScript">

In JavaScript:

object.oncanplaythrough = function(){myScript};

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("canplaythrough", myScript);

Example: Using HTML

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<html>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green">
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      </h1>
        <h2>HTML DOM oncanplaythrough event</h2>
        <video controls oncanplaythrough="myFunction()">
            <source src="Geekfun.mp4" type="video/mp4">
        </video>
  
        <script>
            function myFunction() {
                alert("Can play through video without stopping");
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

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Example: Using JavaScript

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green">
          GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
        <h2>HTML DOM oncanplaythrough event</h2>
        <video controls id="myVideo">
            <source src="Geekfun.mp4" type="video/mp4">
        </video>
  
        <script>
            document.getElementById(
              "myVideo").oncanplaythrough = function() {
                myFunction()
            };
  
            function myFunction() {
                alert("Can play through video without stopping");
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

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Example: Using the addEventListener() method:

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

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

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


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