MediaSource.activeSourceBuffers

The activeSourceBuffers read-only property of the MediaSource interface returns a SourceBufferList object containing a subset of the SourceBuffer objects contained within sourceBuffers — the list of objects providing the selected video track, enabled audio tracks, and shown/hidden text tracks.

Value

A SourceBufferList containing the SourceBuffer objects for each of the active tracks.

Examples

The following snippet is based on a simple example written by Nick Desaulniers (view the full demo live, or download the source for further investigation). The function getMediaSource(), which is not defined here, returns a MediaSource.

const mediaSource = getMediaSource();

function sourceOpen() {
  console.log(mediaSource.readyState); // open
  const sourceBuffer = mediaSource.addSourceBuffer(mimeCodec);
  fetchAB(assetURL, (buf) => {
    sourceBuffer.addEventListener('updateend', () => {
      mediaSource.endOfStream();
      console.log(mediaSource.activeSourceBuffers);
      // will contain the source buffer that was added above,
      // as it is selected for playing in the video player
      video.play();
      console.log(mediaSource.readyState); // ended
    });
    sourceBuffer.appendBuffer(buf);
  });
};

// …

Specifications

Specification
Media Source Extensions™
# dom-mediasource-activesourcebuffers

Browser compatibility

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See also