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HTML | DOM onpause Event
  • Last Updated : 31 Jul, 2019

The DOM onpause event occurs when the audio/video is paused. The audio/video can be paused either by the user or programmatically.


  • In HTML:
    <element onpause="myScript">
  • In JavaScript:
    object.onpause = function(){myScript};
  • In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:
    object.addEventListener("pause", myScript);

Example: Using the addEventListener() method

<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML DOM onpause Event
        <h1 style="color:green">
        <h2>HTML DOM onpause Event</h2>
        <video controls id="vidID" 
               width="320" height="240">
            <source src=
              "pause", GFGfun);
            function GFGfun() {
                alert("Video paused");


  • Before Pause:
  • After Pause:

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

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

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