currentTime property specifies the current playback time
Changing the value of
currentTime seeks the media to
the new time.
var currentTime = htmlMediaElement.currentTime; htmlMediaElement.currentTime = 35;
A double-precision floating-point value indicating the current playback time in seconds.
If the media is not yet playing, the value of
currentTime indicates the
time position within the media at which playback will begin once the
play() method is called.
currentTime to a new value seeks the media to the given time, if
the media is available.
For media without a known duration—such as media being streamed live—it's possible that the browser may not be able to obtain parts of the media that have expired from the media buffer. Also, media whose timeline doesn't begin at 0 seconds cannot be seeked to a time before its timeline's earliest time.
The length of the media in seconds can be determined using the
var video = document.createElement('video'); console.log(video.currentTime);
To offer protection against timing attacks and fingerprinting, browsers may round or
otherwise adjust the value returned by
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