HTMLVideoElement

The HTMLVideoElement interface provides special properties and methods for manipulating video objects. It also inherits properties and methods of HTMLMediaElement and HTMLElement.

The list of supported media formats vary from one browser to the other.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLMediaElement, and HTMLElement.

HTMLVideoElement.height
Is a DOMString that reflects the height HTML attribute, which specifies the height of the display area, in CSS pixels.
HTMLVideoElement.poster
Is a DOMString that reflects the poster HTML attribute, which specifies an image to show while no video data is available.
HTMLVideoElement.videoHeight Read only
Returns an unsigned long containing the intrinsic height of the resource in CSS pixels, taking into account the dimensions, aspect ratio, clean aperture, resolution, and so forth, as defined for the format used by the resource. If the element's ready state is HAVE_NOTHING, the value is 0.
HTMLVideoElement.videoWidth Read only
Returns an unsigned long containing the intrinsic width of the resource in CSS pixels, taking into account the dimensions, aspect ratio, clean aperture, resolution, and so forth, as defined for the format used by the resource. If the element's ready state is HAVE_NOTHING, the value is 0.
HTMLVideoElement.width
Is a DOMString that reflects the width HTML attribute, which specifies the width of the display area, in CSS pixels.

Gecko-specific properties

HTMLVideoElement.mozParsedFrames Read only
Returns an unsigned long with the count of video frames that have been parsed from the media resource.
HTMLVideoElement.mozDecodedFrames Read only
Returns an unsigned long with the count of parsed video frames that have been decoded into images.
HTMLVideoElement.mozPresentedFrames Read only
Returns an unsigned long with the count of decoded frames that have been presented to the rendering pipeline for painting.
HTMLVideoElement.mozPaintedFrames Read only
Returns an unsigned long with the count of presented frames which were painted on the screen.
HTMLVideoElement.mozFrameDelay Read only
Returns an double with the time which the last painted video frame was late by, in seconds.
HTMLVideoElement.mozHasAudio Read only
Returns a Boolean indicating if there is some audio associated with the video.

Methods

Inherits methods from its parent, HTMLMediaElement, and HTMLElement.

HTMLVideoElement.getVideoPlaybackQuality()
Returns a VideoPlaybackQuality objects that contains the current playback metrics.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Source Extensions Working Draft Added the getVideoPlaybackQuality() method.
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard No change from HTML5.
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 10.50 (Yes)
mozParsedFrames mozDecodedFrames mozPresentedFrames mozPaintedFrames mozFrameDelay Not supported 5.0 (5.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
mozHasAudio Not supported 15.0 (15.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
getVideoPlaybackQuality() ? 25.0 (25.0)
Behind the media.mediasource.enabled preference, defaulting to false.
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Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 (Yes) (Yes)
mozParsedFrames mozDecodedFrames mozPresentedFrames mozPaintedFrames mozFrameDelay Not supported 5.0 (5.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
mozHasAudio Not supported 15.0 (15.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported
getVideoPlaybackQuality() ? 25.0 (25.0)
Behind the media.mediasource.enabled preference, defaulting to false.
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