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p5.js | currentTime() Function

  • Last Updated : 20 Aug, 2020

The currentTime() function is an inbuilt function in p5.js library. This function is used to return the current time of a sound file in second format which is playing that time on the web. If the reverseBuffer has been called then the current time will start the count backwards.


Note: All the sound-related functions only work when the sound library is included in the head section of the index.html file.

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Parameter: This function does not accept any parameter.
Return Values: This function return the current time of playing sound file.

Below examples illustrates the p5.js currentTime() function in JavaScript:
Example 1: In this example the current time will be 0, calling the current time after hust play() function that is the reason.

var sound; 
var crntm;
function preload() { 
    // Initialize sound 
    sound = loadSound("pfivesound.mp3"); 
function setup() { 
    // Playing the preloaded sound;
    //checking the current time 
    crntm = sound.currentTime();

Example 2: In this example the current time will be displayed when you click the button that assign for the current time. The button trigger the currentTime() function.

var sound; 
var crntm;   
function preload() { 
    // Initialize sound 
    sound = loadSound("song.mp3"); 
function setup() { 
    // Playing the preloaded sound;
    //Creating button
    crntm = createButton("Current Time");
function Currenttime() {
    //will display the current time by button 
    var crrnt = sound.currentTime();

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Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by p5.js currentTime() function are listed below:

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

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