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HTML | DOM Video currentTime Property

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The Video currentTime property is used to set or return the current position of the video playback. The Video currentTime property returns the video playback position in the form of seconds. The playback jumps to the specified position when this property is set. 


  • Returning the currentTime property:
  • Setting the currentTime property:
 videoObject.currentTime = seconds

Property Values:

  • seconds: It is used to specify the position for the playback of the video in seconds.

Return Value: It returns a numeric value that representing the current playback time in seconds.

Below program illustrates the Video currentTime Property: 

Example: Setting time position to 50 seconds. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML | DOM Video currentTime Property
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
      Video currentTime Property
    <video id="Test_Video"
        <source src="samplevideo.mp4"
        <source src="movie.ogg"
      For setting the current video playback position,
      double click the "Change Position" button.
    <button ondblclick="My_Video()"
      Change Position
        var v = document.getElementById("Test_Video");
        function My_Video() {
            v.currentTime = 50;


  • Before clicking the button:
  • After clicking the button:

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

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Firefox 3.5 and above
  • Opera 12.1 and above
  • Apple Safari 3.1 and above

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Last Updated : 16 Aug, 2022
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