oncanplay event

Occurs when playback is possible, but would require further buffering.


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

Event information

Synchronous No
Bubbles No
Cancelable No

Event handler parameters

  • handler [in]
    Type: function

    Event handler object.

Standards information


The canplay event is raised when enough data is available to advance the playback position in the direction of playback.

This event first occurs after loadeddata and before canplaythrough.

To invoke this event, do one of the following:

  • Load a media resource.

See also


Make your videos accessible with Timed Text Tracks