MediaRecorder.state

The MediaRecorder.state read-only property returns the current state of the current MediaRecorder object.

Syntax

var state = MediaRecorder.state

Values

A AnimationPlayState object containing one of the following values:

Enumeration Description
inactive Recording is not occuring — it has either not been started yet, or it has been started and then stopped.
recording Recording has been started and the UA is capturing data.
paused Recording has been started, then paused, but not yet stopped or resumed.

Example

...

  record.onclick = function() {
    mediaRecorder.start();
    console.log(mediaRecorder.state);
    // Will return "recording"
    console.log("recorder started");
  }

...

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
MediaStream Recording
The definition of 'MediaRecorder.state' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 47
Notes
Full support 47
Notes
Notes Prior to Chrome 49, only video is supported, not audio.
Edge ? Firefox Full support 25IE ? Opera Full support 36Safari ? WebView Android Full support 49Chrome Android Full support 49Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 25Opera Android Full support 36Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android No support No

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See also

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