This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The HTMLMediaElement.initialTime is the initial playback position in seconds. 




A double.




This was previously defined within the WHATWG HTML Living Standard, though was removed because of missing use cases.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
initialTime property ? 9.0 (9.0)
Not supported 23[1]
? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
initialTime property ? 9.0 (9.0)
Not supported 23[1]
(Yes) ? ? ?

[1] The support for this API was removed again, because it got removed from the specification due to missing use cases. See bug 742537.

See also


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