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HTML | DOM Video controls Property

Last Updated : 15 Jul, 2022
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The Video controls property is used to set or return whether a video should display standard video controls or not. The <video> controls attribute are reflected by this property. 

The video controls included in the property are:

  • Play
  • Pause
  • Volume
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • Seeking
  • Captions/Subtitles
  • Track


  • Returning the controls property:
  • Setting the controls property:
videoObject.controls = true|false

Property Values:

  • true|false: It is used to specify whether a video should have controls displayed or not.

Return Values: Return value is Boolean, it returns true if video controls are displayed, otherwise, it returns false.

Below program illustrates the Video controls Property : 

Example: Enabling controls for a video. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
      Video controls Property in HTML
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Video controls Property</h2>
    <video id="Test_Video"
        <source src="samplevideo.mp4"
        <source src="movie.ogg"
    <p>To enable video controls, double
      click the "Enable Controls" button.</p>
    <button ondblclick="My_Video()"
      Enable Controls
    <p id="test"></p>
        function My_Video() {
              "Test_Video").controls = true;


  • Before clicking the button: 

  • After clicking the button:


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML | DOM Video controls Property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 3 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Firefox 3.5 and above
  • Opera 10.5 and above
  • Apple Safari 3.1 and above

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