HTMLMediaElement: pause event

The pause event is sent when a request to pause an activity is handled and the activity has entered its paused state, most commonly after the media has been paused through a call to the element's pause() method.

The event is sent once the pause() method returns and after the media element's paused property has been changed to true.

This event is not cancelable and does not bubble.

Syntax

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

addEventListener('pause', (event) => {});

onpause = (event) => { };

Event type

A generic Event.

Examples

These examples add an event listener for the HTMLMediaElement's pause event, then post a message when that event handler has reacted to the event firing.

Using addEventListener():

const video = document.querySelector('video');

video.addEventListener('pause', (event) => {
  console.log('The Boolean paused property is now true. Either the ' +
  'pause() method was called or the autoplay attribute was toggled.');
});

Using the onpause event handler property:

const video = document.querySelector('video');

video.onpause = (event) => {
  console.log('The Boolean paused property is now true. Either the ' +
  'pause() method was called or the autoplay attribute was toggled.');
};

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard
# event-media-pause
HTML Standard
# handler-onpause

Browser compatibility

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See also