Videotrack.language

The read-only VideoTrack property language returns a string identifying the language used in the video track. For tracks that include multiple languages (such as a movie in English in which a few lines are spoken in other languages), this should be the video's primary language.

Syntax

var videoTrackLanguage = VideoTrack.language;

Value

A DOMString specifying the BCP 47 (RFC 5646) format language tag of the primary language used in the video track, or an empty string ("") if the language is not specified or known, or if the track doesn't contain speech.

For example, if the primary language used in the track is United States English, this value would be "en-US". For Brazilian Portuguese, the value would be "pt-BR".

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'VideoTrack: language' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
languageChrome Full support 37
Disabled
Full support 37
Disabled
Disabled From version 37: this feature is behind the enable-experimental-web-platform-features preference (needs to be set to enabled). To change preferences in Chrome, visit chrome://flags.
Edge Full support 79
Disabled
Full support 79
Disabled
Disabled From version 79: this feature is behind the enable-experimental-web-platform-features preference (needs to be set to enabled).
No support 12 — 79
Firefox Full support 33
Disabled
Full support 33
Disabled
Disabled From version 33: this feature is behind the media.track.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Full support 10Opera Full support 24
Disabled
Full support 24
Disabled
Disabled From version 24: this feature is behind the enable-experimental-web-platform-features preference (needs to be set to enabled).
Safari Full support 6.1WebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 37
Disabled
Full support 37
Disabled
Disabled From version 37: this feature is behind the enable-experimental-web-platform-features preference (needs to be set to enabled). To change preferences in Chrome, visit chrome://flags.
Firefox Android Full support 33
Disabled
Full support 33
Disabled
Disabled From version 33: this feature is behind the media.track.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 24
Disabled
Full support 24
Disabled
Disabled From version 24: this feature is behind the enable-experimental-web-platform-features preference (needs to be set to enabled).
Safari iOS Full support 7Samsung Internet Android No support No

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