SourceBuffer.remove()

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The remove() method of the SourceBuffer interface removes media segments within a specific time range from the SourceBuffer. This method can only be called when SourceBuffer.updating equals false. If SourceBuffer.updating is not equal to false, call SourceBuffer.abort().

Syntax

sourceBuffer.remove(start, end);

Parameters

start
A double representing the start of the time range, in seconds.
end
A double representing the end of the time range, in seconds.

Returns

Void.

Errors

The following errors may be thrown when calling this method.

Error Explanation
InvalidAccessError The MediaSource.duration property is equal to NaN, the start parameter is negative or greater than MediaSource.duration, or the end parameter is less than or equal to start or equal to NaN.
InvalidStateError The SourceBuffer.updating property is equal to true, or this SourceBuffer has been removed from the MediaSource.

Example

TBD.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 31
Full support 31
No support 23 — 31
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 42
Full support 42
No support 25 — 42
Notes Disabled
Notes 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.
Disabled From version 25 until version 42 (exclusive): this feature is behind the media.mediasource.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Full support 11
Notes
Full support 11
Notes
Notes Only works on Windows 8+.
Opera Full support 15Safari Full support 8WebView Android Full support 4.4.3Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 30Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

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Full support  
Full support
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No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.

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