HTMLMediaElement.src

The HTMLMediaElement.src property reflects the value of the HTML media element's src attribute, which indicates the URL of a media resource to use in the element.

The best way to know the URL of the media resource currently in active use in this element is to look at the value of the currentSrc attribute, which also takes into account selection of a best or preferred media resource from a list provided in an HTMLSourceElement (which represents a <source> element).

Syntax

var mediaUrl = HTMLMediaElement.src;

Value

A USVString object containing the URL of a media resource to use in the element; this property reflects the value of the HTML element's src attribute.

Example

var obj = document.createElement('video');
console.log(obj.src); // ""

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.src' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.src' 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 ?

See also

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