/Web APIs

VideoDecoder: state property

Secure context: This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

The state property of the VideoDecoder interface returns the current state of the underlying codec.


A string containing one of the following values:


The codec is not configured for decoding.


The codec has a valid configuration and is ready.


The codec is no longer usable and system resources have been released.


The following example prints the state of the VideoDecoder to the console.




Browser compatibility

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state 94 94 No No 80 16.4 94 94 No 66 16.4 17.0

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