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).

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Event handler property onerror


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

Browser compatibility

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See also