This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The srcObject property of the HTMLMediaElement interface sets or returns the object which serves as the source of the media associated with the HTMLMediaElement. This is usually a MediaStream but can, according to the specification, be a MediaSource, Blob, or File.


var mediaStream = HTMLMediaElement.srcObject
HTMLMediaElement.srcObject = mediaStream


MediaStreamMediaSourceBlob, or File object (though see the compatibility table for what is actually supported).


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'srcObject' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 52.0[1] 18.0 (18.0)[1][2]
42.0 (42.0)[1]
? 39[1] ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 52.0 ? ? ? 39 ? 52.0

[1] Only MediaStream objects are currently supported. MediaSource objects, Blob objects, and File objects, are yet to be supported, and throw TypeError.

[2] Early versions of Firefox implemented this under the non-standard name mozSrcObject.

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