MediaError

The MediaError interface represents an error which occurred while handling media in an HTML media element based on HTMLMediaElement, such as <audio> or <video>.

A MediaError object describes the error in general terms using a numeric code categorizing the kind of error, and a message, which provides specific diagnostics about what went wrong.

Properties

This interface doesn't inherit any properties.

MediaError.code
A number which represents the general type of error that occurred, as follows:
Name Value Description
MEDIA_ERR_ABORTED 1 The fetching of the associated resource was aborted by the user's request.
MEDIA_ERR_NETWORK 2 Some kind of network error occurred which prevented the media from being successfully fetched, despite having previously been available.
MEDIA_ERR_DECODE 3 Despite having previously been determined to be usable, an error occurred while trying to decode the media resource, resulting in an error.
MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED 4 The associated resource or media provider object (such as a MediaStream) has been found to be unsuitable.
MediaError.message
A DOMString object containing a human-readable string which provides specific diagnostic information to help the reader understand the error condition which occurred; specifically, it isn't simply a summary of what the error code means, but actual diagnostic information to help in understanding what exactly went wrong. This text and its format is not defined by the specification and will vary from one user agent to another. If no diagnostics are available, or no explanation can be provided, this value is an empty string ("").

Methods

This interface doesn't implement or inherit any methods, and has none of its own.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'MediaError' in that specification.
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Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
codeChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
messageChrome Full support 59Edge ? Firefox Full support 52IE ? Opera Full support 46Safari ? WebView Android Full support 59Chrome Android Full support 59Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 52Opera Android Full support 46Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 7.0

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