HTMLMediaElement: seeking event

The seeking event is fired when a seek operation starts, meaning the Boolean seeking attribute has changed to true and the media is seeking a new position.

This event is not cancelable and does not bubble.


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

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

onseeking = (event) => { };

Event type

A generic Event.


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

Using addEventListener():

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

video.addEventListener('seeking', (event) => {
  console.log('Video is seeking a new position.');

Using the onseeking event handler property:

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

video.onseeking = (event) => {
  console.log('Video is seeking a new position.');


HTML Standard
# event-media-seeking
HTML Standard
# handler-onseeking

Browser compatibility

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See also