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p5.js | isPlaying() Function

  • Last Updated : 18 Nov, 2021

The isPlaying() function is an inbuilt function of p5.sound library that verifies that the play() function performed successfully, if that play was successful then this function will return true else false. That means it returns a Boolean value.
Syntax: 

isPlaying()

Note: All the sound-related functions only work when the sound library is included in the head section of the index.html file.
Parameters: This function does not accept any parameter.
Return Values: This function return the Boolean value of play true or false, true means audio is playing and false means not.
Below examples illustrates the p5.isPlaying() function in JavaScript: 
Example 1: Before the play() function will calling isPlaying() function. 

javascript




var sound;
var ply;
function preload() {
  
    // Initialize sound
    sound = loadSound("pfivesound.mp3");
}
  
function setup() {
          
    //Checking playing or not
    var ply = sound.isPlaying();
    console.log(ply);
     
    // Playing the preloaded sound
    sound.play();
}

Output: 

false

Example 2: After the play() function will calling isPlaying() function.  

javascript




var sound;
var ply;
function preload() {
  
    // Initialize sound
    sound = loadSound("pfivesound.mp3");
}
  
function setup() {
     
    // Playing the preloaded sound
    sound.play();
 
    //Checking playing or not
    var ply = sound.isPlaying();
    console.log(ply);
}

Output: 

true

Online editor: https://editor.p5js.org/ 
Environment Setup: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/p5-js-soundfile-object-installation-and-methods/
Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by p5.isPlaying() function are listed below:  

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


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