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HTMLMediaElement.currentTime

The HTMLMediaElement.currentTime property gives the current playback time in seconds. Setting this value seeks the media to the new time.

Syntax

var cTime = video.currentTime;
video.currentTime = 35;

Value

A double.

Example

var obj = document.createElement('video');
console.log(obj.currentTime);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.currentTime' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.currentTime' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 3.5 (1.9.1) [1] 9 ? ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) ? (Yes) (Yes)

See also

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