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 occurring — 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

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See also