MediaRecorder.stop()

The MediaRecorder.stop() method (part of the MediaRecorder API) is used to stop media capture.

When the stop() method is invoked, the UA queues a task that runs the following steps:

  1. If MediaRecorder.state is "inactive", raise a DOM InvalidState error and terminate these steps. If the MediaRecorder.state is not "inactive", continue on to the next step.
  2. Set the MediaRecorder.state to "inactive" and stop capturing media.
  3. Raise a dataavailable event containing the Blob of data that has been gathered.
  4. Raise a stop event.

Syntax

 MediaRecorder.stop()

Errors

An InvalidState error is raised if the stop() method is called while the MediaRecorder object’s MediaRecorder.state is "inactive" — it makes no sense to stop media capture if it is already stopped.

Example

...

  stop.onclick = function() {
    mediaRecorder.stop();
    console.log("recorder stopped, data available");
  }

...

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support 47
Disabled
Full support 47
Disabled
Disabled From version 47: this feature is behind the Experimental Web Platform features preference (needs to be set to Enabled). To change preferences in Chrome, visit chrome://flags.
Edge ? Firefox Full support 25IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 25Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

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Full support
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User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

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