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


var isPaused = audioOrVideo.paused


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


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


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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes3.59 Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?

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