HTMLMediaElement.paused

The read-only HTMLMediaElement.paused property tells whether the media element is paused.

Syntax

var isPaused = audioOrVideo.paused

Value

A Boolean. true is paused and false is not paused.

Example

var obj = document.createElement('video');
console.log(obj.paused); // true

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.paused' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.paused' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 3.5 (1.9.1) [1] 9 ? ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) ? (Yes) (Yes)

See also

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