TimeRanges.start()

Returns the time offset at which a specified time range begins.

Syntax

startTime = TimeRanges.start(index) 

Parameters

  • index is the range number to return the starting time for.

Exceptions

INDEX_SIZE_ERR
A DOMException thrown if the specified index doesn't correspond to an existing range.

Example

Given a video element with the ID "myVideo":

var v = document.getElementById("myVideo");

var buf = v.buffered;

var numRanges = buf.length;

if (buf.length == 1) {
  // only one range
  if (buf.start(0) == 0 && buf.end(0) == v.duration) {
    // The one range starts at the beginning and ends at
    // the end of the video, so the whole thing is loaded
  }
}

This example looks at the time ranges and looks to see if the entire video has been loaded.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'TimeRanges.start()' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

 Browser compatibility

 

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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