The VideoPlaybackQuality interface's totalVideoFrames read-only property returns the total number of video frames that have been displayed or dropped since the media was loaded.


value = videoPlaybackQuality.totalVideoFrames;


The total number of frames that the <video> element has displayed or dropped since the media was loaded into it. Essentially, this is the number of frames the element would have presented had no problems occurred.

This value is reset when the media is reloaded or replaced.


This example calls getVideoPlaybackQuality() to obtain a VideoPlaybackQuality object, then determines what percentage of frames have been lost by either corruption or being dropped. If that exceeds 10% (0.1), a function called lostFramesThresholdExceeded() is called to, perhaps, update a quality indicator to show an increase in frame loss.

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

if ((quality.corruptedVideoFrames + quality.droppedVideoFrames)/quality.totalVideoFrames > 0.1) {

A similar algorithm might be used to attempt to switch to a lower-resolution video that requires less bandwidth, in order to avoid dropping frames.


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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 23Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 42
Full support 42
No support 25 — 42
Notes Disabled
Notes Limited support to an allowed list of sites, for example YouTube, Netflix, and other popular streaming sites. The limitation was removed when Media Source Extensions was enabled by default in Firefox 42.
Disabled From version 25 until version 42 (exclusive): this feature is behind the media.mediasource.enabled preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Full support 11
Full support 11
Notes Only works on Windows 8+.
Opera Full support 15Safari Full support 8WebView Android Full support 4.4.3Chrome Android ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 14Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?


Full support  
Full support
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Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

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