HTMLMediaElement: playing event

The playing event is fired when playback is ready to start after having been paused or delayed due to lack of data.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Target Element
Default Action None
Event handler property GlobalEventHandlers.onplaying
Specification HTML5 media


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

Using addEventListener():

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

video.addEventListener('playing', (event) => {
  console.log('Video is no longer paused');

Using the onplaying event handler property:

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

video.onplaying = (event) => {
  console.log('Video is no longer paused.');


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