MediaStreamTrack: ended event

The ended event of the MediaStreamTrack interface is fired when playback or streaming has stopped because the end of the media was reached or because no further data is available.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Event handler property MediaStreamTrack.onended

Usage notes

ended events fire when the media stream track's source permanently stops sending data on the stream. There are various ways this can happen, including:

  • There is no more data left to send.
  • The user revoked the permissions needed for the data to be sent.
  • The hardware generating the source data has been removed or ejected.
  • A remote peer has permanently stopped sending data; pausing media does not generate an ended event.


This example sets up an event handler for the ended event, which changes an on-screen icon to indicate that the track is no longer active.

track.addEventListener('ended', () => {
  let statusElem = document.getElementById("status-icon");
  statusElem.src = "/images/stopped-icon.png";

You can also set up the event handler using the MediaStreamTrack.onended property:

track.onended = function() {
  let statusElem = document.getElementById("status-icon");

  statusElem.src = "/images/stopped-icon.png";


Specification Status Comment
Media Capture and Streams
The definition of 'ended' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
ended eventChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 50IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 50Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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