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MediaSource.removeSourceBuffer()

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The removeSourceBuffer() method of the MediaSource interface removes the given SourceBuffer from the SourceBuffers list associated with this MediaSource object.

Syntax

mediaSource.removeSourceBuffer(sourceBuffer);

Parameters

sourceBuffer
The SourceBuffer object to be removed.

Returns

Void.

Errors

The following errors may be thrown when setting a new value for this property.

Error Explanation
NotFoundError The supplied sourceBuffer doesn't exist in MediaSource.sourceBuffers.

Examples

for (i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
  var sourceBuffer = mediaSource.addSourceBuffer(mimeCodec);
}

mediaSource.removeSourceBuffer(mediaSource.sourceBuffers[0]);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Source Extensions
The definition of 'removeSourceBuffer()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support

31

23 — 31 -webkit-

12

42

25 — 421 2

113158
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support3333 Yes4130 No Yes

1. 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.

2. From version 25 until version 42 (exclusive): this feature is behind the media.mediasource.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

3. Only works on Windows 8+.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, nmve, libbymc, wbamberg, chrisdavidmills
Last updated by: fscholz,