HTMLMediaElement: waiting event

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

This event is not cancelable and does not bubble.

Syntax

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

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

onwaiting = (event) => { };

Event type

A generic Event.

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
HTML Standard
# event-media-waiting
HTML Standard
# handler-onwaiting

Browser compatibility

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See also