VideoPlaybackQuality.droppedVideoFrames


The read-only droppedVideoFrames property of the VideoPlaybackQuality interface returns the number of video frames which have been dropped rather than being displayed since the last time the media was loaded into the HTMLVideoElement.

Syntax

value = videoPlaybackQuality.droppedVideoFrames;

Value

An unsigned 64-bit value indicating the number of frames that have been dropped since the last time the media in the <video> element was loaded or reloaded. This information can be used to determine whether or not to downgrade the video stream to avoid dropping frames.

Frames are typically dropped either before or after decoding them, when it's determined that it will not be possible to draw them to the screen at the correct time.

Example

This example calls getVideoPlaybackQuality() to obtain a VideoPlaybackQuality object, then determines what percentage of frames have been dropped. That value is then presented in an element for the user's reference.

var videoElem = document.getElementById("my_vid");
var percentElem = document.getElementById("percent");
var quality = videoElem.getVideoPlaybackQuality();

var dropPercent = (quality.droppedVideoFrames/quality.totalVideoFrames)*100;
percentElem.innerText = Math.trunc(dropPercent).toString(10);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Playback Quality
The definition of 'VideoPlaybackQuality.droppedVideoFrames' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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See also