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  • Last Updated : 12 Aug, 2022
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The Video src property is used for setting or returning the value of the src attribute of a video. The src attribute is generally used to specify the location (URL) of the video file. 


  • Return the src property:
  • Set the src property:
videoObject.src = URL

Property Values:

  • URL: It is used to specify the URL of the video file.

Two Possible Values:- 

  1. Absolute URL: It points to another webpage.
  2. Relative URL: It points to other files of the same web page.

Return Value: The Video src property returns a string, which represents the URL of the video file. The src property returns the entire URL, including the protocol. Below program illustrates the Video src property: 

Example: Changing the URL of a video. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
        DOM Video src Property
<body style="text-align: center">
    <h1 style="color: green">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2 style="font-family: Impact">Video src Property</h2>
    <video id="Test_Video"
           controls src="sample video.ogg">
    <p>To change the Url of the video,
      double click the "Change URL" button.
        <button ondblclick="My_Video()">
          Change URL
        <p id="test"></p>
            var v = document.getElementById("Test_Video");
            function My_Video() {
                isSupp = v.canPlayType("video/mp4");
                if (isSupp == "") {
                    v.src = "sample2.ogg";
                } else {
                    v.src = "sample2.mp4";
                document.getElementById("test").innerHTML =
                "Video Courtesy -";


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

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

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

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