Video error Property - Javascript DOM HTML Element

Javascript examples for DOM HTML Element:Video


The error property returns a MediaError object.

The MediaError object has a code property containing the error state of the video.

This property is read-only.

Return Value

Type Description
Number The code property of the MediaError Object returns a number representing the error state of the video:
  • 1 = MEDIA_ERR_ABORTED - fetching process aborted by user
  • 2 = MEDIA_ERR_NETWORK - error occurred when downloading
  • 3 = MEDIA_ERR_DECODE - error occurred when decoding
  • 4 = MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED - video not supported

The following code shows how to get the error state of a video:

Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>

<video id="myVideo" width="320" height="240" controls>
  <source src="mov_broken.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <source src="mov_broken.ogg" type="video/ogg">
  Your browser does not support the video tag.
</video>//from   ww w  .  j a v a 2  s  .c  o m

<button onclick="myFunction()">Test</button>

<p id="demo"></p>

function myFunction() {
    var x = document.getElementById("myVideo").error.code;
    document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = x;


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