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The MimeTypeArray interface returns an array of MimeType instances, each of which contains information about a supported browser plugins. This object is returned by NavigatorPlugins.mimeTypes.


The number of items in the array.


Returns the MimeType object with the specified index.
Returns the MimeType object with the specified name.


The following example tests whether a plugin is available for the application/pdf mime type and if so, which plugin that is.

var mimeTypes = navigator.MimeType;
var flashPlugin = mimeTypes['video/x-flv'];
if (typeof flashPlugin === "undefined") {
  var vid = document.createElement('video');
  // Use vid.canPlayType() to test for a supported mime type.
} else {
  // Notify the user that flash is being deprecated and they
  //   should upgrade their browser.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'MimeTypeArray' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

We're converting our compatibility data into a machine-readable JSON format. This compatibility table still uses the old format, because we haven't yet converted the data it contains. Find out how you can help!

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) ? ? ? ?
Method parameters change from optional to required. 59 ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) ? ? ? ? ?
Method parameters change from optional to required. 59 59 ? ? ? ? ?

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