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

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 (HTML)
# event-media-waiting

Browser compatibility

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See also