HTMLMediaElement: waiting event

The waiting event is fired when playback has stopped because of a temporary lack of data.

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

Examples

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

Using addEventListener():

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

video.addEventListener('waiting', (event) => {
  console.log('Video is waiting for more data.');
});

Using the onwaiting event handler property:

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

video.onwaiting = (event) => {
  console.log('Video is waiting for more data.');
};

Specifications

Specification Status
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'waiting media event' in that specification.
Living Standard
HTML5
The definition of 'waiting media event' in that specification.
Recommendation

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
waiting eventChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

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Full support

See also

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