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HTML | DOM onplaying Event

  • Last Updated : 27 Jul, 2021

The DOM onplaying event occurs when the audio/video is paused and playing after the buffer.

Supported Tags 

  • <audio> 
  • <video>


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

Example: Using the addEventListener() method 


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


  • Before playing: 

  • After playing: 

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

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


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