The stop() method in the RTCRtpTransceiver interface permanently stops the transceiver by stopping both the associated RTCRtpSender and RTCRtpReceiver. Once stopped, the transceiver's stopped property will return true.

This method does nothing if the transceiver is already stopped.

Stopping the transceiver will trigger the sending of a negotiationneeded event to the transceiver's RTCPeerConnection.





Return value



The RTCPeerConnection of which the transceiver is a member is closed.

Usage notes

When you call stop() on a transceiver, the sender immediately stops sending media and each of its RTP streams are closed using the RTCP "BYE" message. The receiver then stops receiving media; the receiver's track is stopped, and the transceiver's stopped property is set to true.

At that point, currentDirection is set to null and a negotiationneeded event is scheduled to be sent to the RTCPeerConnection.



Specification Status Comment
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers
The definition of 'RTCRtpTransceiver.stop()' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No ?59 No No ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No ?59 No ? ?

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