HTML | DOM onplay Event

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

Syntax:

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

Example: Using the addEventListener() method



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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM onplay Event
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green">
          GeeksforGeks
      </h1>
        <h2>HTML DOM onplay Event</h2>
  
        <video controls id="vidID"
               width="320" height="240">
            <source src=
                    type="video/mp4">
        </video>
  
        <script>
            document.getElementById(
              "vidID").addEventListener("play", GFGfun);
  
            function GFGfun() {
                alert("Video play");
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

  • Before play:
  • After play:

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

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Opera


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