onloadedmetadata event

[This documentation is preliminary and is subject to change.]

Occurs when the duration and dimensions of the media have been determined.

HTML5 A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML, Section Explorer 9


HTML Attribute <element onloadedmetadata = "handler(event)">
Event Property object.onloadedmetadata = handler;
attachEvent Method object.attachEvent("onloadedmetadata", handler)
addEventListener Method object.addEventListener("loadedmetadata", handler, useCapture)

Standards information

Event information

Synchronous No
Bubbles No
Cancelable No

Event handler parameters


The onloadedmetadata event is raised when enough of the resource has been obtained to know the full duration of the resource. In the case of a video element, the dimensions of the video are also known.

This event occurs after ondurationchange.

To invoke this event, do one of the following:

  • Load a media resource.

See also






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