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 varies from one browser to the other. You should either provide your video in a single format that all the relevant browsers supports, or provide multiple video sources in enough different formats that all the browsers you need to support are covered.

Properties

Inherits properties from its ancestor interfaces, 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.

Microsoft Extensions

HTMLVideoElement.msFrameStep() 
Steps the video by one frame forward or one frame backward.
HTMLVideoElement.msHorizontalMirror 
Gets or sets whether a video element is flipped horizontally in the display.
HTMLVideoElement.msInsertVideoEffect() 
Inserts the specified video effect into the media pipeline.
HTMLVideoElement.msIsLayoutOptimalForPlayback  Read only
Indicates whether the video can be rendered more efficiently.
HTMLVideoElement.msIsStereo3D  Read only
Determines whether the system considers the loaded video source to be stereo 3-D or not. Value set to true indicates source is stereo 3D.
HTMLVideoElement.msZoom 
Controls whether the video frame is trimmed to fit the video display.

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
The definition of 'Extensions to HTMLVideoElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Added the getVideoPlaybackQuality() method.
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLVideoElement' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLAreaElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 10.5Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
heightChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 10.5Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
posterChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 10.5Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
videoHeightChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 10.5Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
videoWidthChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 10.5Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
widthChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 10.5Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
mozParsedFrames
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 5IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 5Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
mozDecodedFrames
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 5IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 5Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
mozPresentedFrames
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 5IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 5Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
mozPaintedFrames
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 5IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 5Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
mozFrameDelay
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 5IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 5Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
mozHasAudio
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 15IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 15Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
msIsStereo3D
Non-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge Full support YesFirefox No support NoIE Full support 10Opera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No
getVideoPlaybackQuality
Experimental
Chrome Full support 23Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 42
Full support 42
No support 25 — 42
Notes Disabled
Notes Limited support to a whitelist of sites, for example YouTube, Netflix, and other popular streaming sites. The whitelist was removed when Media Source Extensions was enabled by default in Firefox 42.
Disabled From version 25 until version 42 (exclusive): this feature is behind the media.mediasource.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Full support 11
Notes
Full support 11
Notes
Notes Only works on Windows 8+.
Opera Full support 15Safari Full support 8WebView Android Full support 4.4.3Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 30Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

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Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

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