TimeRanges.start()

The start() method of the TimeRanges interface returns the time offset at which a specified time range begins.

Syntax

start(index)

Parameters

index

The range number to return the starting time for.

Return value

A number.

Exceptions

IndexSizeError DOMException

Thrown if the specified index doesn't correspond to an existing range.

Examples

Given a video element with the ID "myVideo":

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

const buf = v.buffered;

const 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
HTML Standard
# dom-timeranges-start-dev

Browser compatibility

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