MediaSource.removeSourceBuffer()

This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.

The removeSourceBuffer() method of the MediaSource interface removes the given SourceBuffer from the SourceBuffers list associated with this MediaSource object.

Syntax

mediaSource.removeSourceBuffer(sourceBuffer);

Parameters

sourceBuffer
The SourceBuffer object to be removed.

Returns

Void.

Errors

The following errors may be thrown when setting a new value for this property.

Error Explanation
NotFoundError The supplied sourceBuffer doesn't exist in MediaSource.sourceBuffers.

Examples

for(i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
  var sourceBuffer = mediaSource.addSourceBuffer(mimeCodec);
}

mediaSource.removeSourceBuffer(mediaSource.sourceBuffers[0]);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Media Source Extensions
The definition of 'removeSourceBuffer()' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 23 25.0 (25.0)[1]
42.0 (42.0)
11[2] 15 8
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 4.4.4

Not supported

Not supported 11 30 Not supported

[1] Available after switching the about:config preference media.mediasource.enabled to true. In addition, support was limited to a whitelist of sites, for example YouTube, Netflix, and other popular streaming sites. The whitelist was removed and Media Source Extensions was enabled by default in 42+ for all sites.

[2] Only works on Windows 8+.

See also

License

© 2016 Mozilla Contributors
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/api/mediasource/removesourcebuffer