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

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 support33 ? Yes No30 No ?

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

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