HTMLMediaElement.error

The HTMLMediaElement.error is the MediaError object for the most recent error, or null if there has not been an error. When an error event is received by the element, you can determine details about what happened by examining this object.

Syntax

var myError = HTMLMediaElement.error;

Value

A MediaError object describing the most recent error to occur on the media element or null if no errors have occurred.

Example

This example establishes a video element and adds an error handler to it; the error handler simply logs the details to console.

var videoElement = document.createElement('video');
videoElement.onerror = function() {
  console.log("Error " + videoElement.error.code + "; details: " + videoElement.error.message);
}
videoElement.src = "https://example.com/bogusvideo.mp4";

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.error' in that specification.
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HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.error' in that specification.
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Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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