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pause

 

This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The HTMLMediaElement.pause() method will pause playback of the media, if the media is already in a paused state this method will have no effect.

Syntax

HTMLMediaElement.pause()

Parameters

None.

Return value

None.

Exceptions

None.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'pause()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition; living specification.
HTML5
The definition of 'pause()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 50.0 (Yes) 3.5 (1.9.1) ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 50.0 (Yes) (Yes) ? ? ? ? 50.0

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