HTMLMediaElement: pause event

The pause event is sent when a request to pause an activity is handled and the activity has entered its paused state, most commonly after the media has been paused through a call to the element's pause() method. The event is sent once the pause() method returns and after the media element's paused property has been changed to true.

General info

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Target Element
Default Action None
Event handler property GlobalEventHandlers.onpause
Specification HTML5 media

Examples

These examples add an event listener for the HTMLMediaElement's pause event, then post a message when that event handler has reacted to the event firing.

Using addEventListener():

const video = document.querySelector('video');

video.addEventListener('pause', (event) => {
  console.log('The Boolean paused property is now true. Either the ' + 
  'pause() method was called or the autoplay attribute was toggled.');
});

Using the onpause event handler property:

const video = document.querySelector('video');

video.onpause = (event) => {
  console.log('The Boolean paused property is now true. Either the ' + 
  'pause() method was called or the autoplay attribute was toggled.');
};

Specifications

Specification Status
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'pause media event' in that specification.
Living Standard
HTML5
The definition of 'pause media event' in that specification.
Recommendation

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
pause eventChrome Full support 3Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support 10.5Safari Full support 3.1WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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See also