HTMLMediaElement: error event

The error event is fired when the resource could not be loaded due to an error (for example, a network connectivity problem).

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Event handler property onerror


const video = document.querySelector('video');
const videoSrc = 'https://path/to/video.webm';

video.addEventListener('error', () => {
  console.error(`Error loading: ${videoSrc}`);

video.setAttribute('src', videoSrc);


Specification Status
HTML Living Standard Living Standard
HTML5 Recommendation

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
error eventChrome Full support YesEdge Full support ≤79Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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