HTMLMediaElement: error event

The error event is fired when the resource could not be loaded due to an error (for example, a network connectivity problem).

This event is not cancelable and does not bubble.


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener("error", (event) => {});

onerror = (event) => {};

Event type

A generic Event.


const video = document.querySelector("video");
const videoSrc = "https://path/to/video.webm";

video.addEventListener("error", () => {
  console.error(`Error loading: ${videoSrc}`);

video.setAttribute("src", videoSrc);


HTML Standard
# event-media-error
HTML Standard
# handler-window-onmessageerror

Browser compatibility

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See also