The HTMLMediaElement.currentSrc property contains the absolute URL of the chosen media resource. This could happen, for example, if the web server selects a media file based on the resolution of the user's display. The value is an empty string if the networkState property is EMPTY.


var mediaUrl = audioObject.currentSrc;


A DOMString object containing the absolute URL of the chosen media source; this may be an empty string if networkState is EMPTY; otherwise, it will be one of the resources listed by the HTMLSourceElement contained within the media element, or the value or src if no <source> element is provided.


var obj = document.createElement('video');
console.log(obj.currentSrc); // ""


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.currentSrc' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLMediaElement.currentSrc' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 3.5 (1.9.1) 9 ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) ? (Yes) (Yes)

See also


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