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.

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


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 (HTML)
# event-media-seeking

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See also