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HTML Audio/Video DOM currentTime Property

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference


Set time position to 5 seconds:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.currentTime = 5;
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Definition and Usage

The currentTime property sets or returns the current position (in seconds) of the audio/video playback.

When setting this property, the playback will jump to the specified position.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

currentTime Yes 9.0 3.5 Yes Yes


Return the currentTime property:


Set the currentTime property:


Property Values

Value Description
seconds Indicates the position for the playback of the audio/video, in seconds

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the current playback time in seconds

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference