SourceBuffer.timestampOffset

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

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The timestampOffset property of the SourceBuffer interface controls the offset applied to timestamps inside media segments that are appended to the SourceBuffer.

The initial value of timestampOffset is 0.

Syntax

var myOffset = sourceBuffer.timestampOffset;

sourceBuffer.timestampOffset = 2.5;

Value

A double, with the offset amount expressed in seconds.

Errors

The following errors may be thrown when setting a new value for this property.

Error Explanation
InvalidStateError One or more of the SourceBuffer objects in MediaSource.sourceBuffers are being updated (i.e. their SourceBuffer.updating property is currently true), a media segment inside the SourceBuffer is currently being parsed, or this SourceBuffer has been removed from the MediaSource.

Example

TBD

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Source Extensions
The definition of 'timestampOffset' 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 (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

3. Only works on Windows 8+.

See also

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