playState Property

This topic documents a feature that is obsolete as of Windows Internet Explorer 7.

Obsolete. Retrieves an integer that indicates the play state of the Media Bar player.


Scripting [ pps = ] mediaBar.playState

Possible Values

pps Integer that receives the play state of the player. Can have one of the following possible values.
The playback state is undefined.
Playback is stopped.
Playback is paused.
The player is playing a stream.
The player is scanning a stream forward.
The player is scanning a stream in reverse.
The player is buffering media.
The player is waiting for streaming data.
The player has reached the end of the media.
The player is preparing new media.
The player is ready to begin playback.

The property is read-only. The property has no default value.


As of Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Internet Explorer 7, the mediaBar feature is obsolete and no longer available.

playState was introduced in Internet Explorer 6.

Developers should keep in mind that openState and playState return integers, without descriptive information about the state.

Because the mediaBar behavior is an implementation of the Microsoft Windows Media Player, some Media Bar members are essentially the same as those used by the Windows Media Player 7 and Windows Media Player 8, notably the onopenstatechange and onplaystatechange events and the openState, playState, and enabled properties. The Media Bar  openState and playState properties, in fact, are passed to the behavior from corresponding Windows Media Player properties for Windows Media Player 7 and Windows Media Player 8. Later versions of the Windows Media Player might provide a richer set of values for openState and playState. For more information about the Windows Media Player object model, see the Player object reference and the Windows Media Player SDK.

For an example of scripting with the openState and playState properties, see the onopenstatechange and onplaystatechange events.

Applies To


See Also

onopenstatechange, onplaystatechange