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t:MEDIA Element | media Object

This topic documents a feature of HTML+TIME 2.0, which is obsolete as of Windows Internet Explorer 9.

Defines a generic, timed media element in an HTML document.

Members Table

The following table lists the members exposed by the media object.

Attributes/Properties
Attribute Property Description
abstract

Gets a description of the media file.

ACCELERATE accelerate

Sets or gets a value that applies an acceleration to an element timeline.

author

Gets the name of the media file author.

AUTOREVERSE autoReverse

Sets or gets whether the timeline on an element begins playing in reverse immediately after it completes in the forward direction.

BEGIN begin

Sets or gets the delay time before the timeline begins playing on the element.

boundary

Sets when music should begin to play by using Microsoft DirectMusic.

bufferingProgress

Gets a value that indicates the current percent of buffering completed.

canPause

Gets a value that indicates whether the media file can be paused.

canSeek

Gets a value that indicates whether the media file is capable of locating a specific time in the media's duration.

CLIPBEGIN clipBegin

Sets or gets the beginning point of a sub-clip of a continuous media object.

CLIPEND clipEnd

Sets or Gets the end point of a sub-clip of a continuous media object.

copyright

Gets the copyright information associated with a media file.

currentFrame

Gets a value that indicates the currentFrame of the object.

DECELERATE decelerate

Sets or gets a value that applies a deceleration to the end of a simple duration.

downloadCurrent

Gets a value that indicates the current number of bytes downloaded from streaming content.

downloadProgress

Gets a value that indicates the current percent of download completed.

downloadTotal

Gets a value that indicates the total size (in bytes) of the downloaded file.

DUR dur

Sets or gets a value indicating the amount of time the element remains active or displayed.

earliestMediaTime

Gets a value that indicates the earliest time for efficient seeking.

END end

Sets or gets a value indicating the end time for the element, or the end of the simple duration when the element is set to repeat.

FILL fill

Sets or gets the action taken by an element if the element timeline ends before the timeline on its parent element ends.

hasAudio

Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether the media contains audio.

hasDownloadProgress

Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether a media file has started to download.

hasMedia

Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether the element is an Introduction to HTML+TIME media element.

hasPlayList

Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether the element has a playList collection.

hasVisual

Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether the element can draw on the screen.

immediateEnd

Sets a value that indicates whether a DirectMusic segment ends immediately or plays a transition before ending.

isStreamed

Gets a Boolean value that indicates if the source of the media object is streamed.

Gets a Boolean value that indicates if the source of the media object is streamed.
latestMediaTime

Gets a value that indicates the latest time for efficient seeking.

longTransition

Sets whether to allow introduction and ending transitions longer than one bar with DirectMusic.

mediaDur

Gets the duration of the element's media file.

mediaHeight

Gets the height of the element.

mediaWidth

Gets the width of the element.

mimeType

Gets the MIME type of the object.

modulate

Sets whether to attempt to modulate between keys when playing transitions with DirectMusic.

motifName

Sets the name of the DirectMusic motif to play.

MUTE mute

Sets or gets a value that indicates whether the audio is turned on or off.

PLAYER player

Sets or gets the object used to render the media associated with this element.

playerObject

Gets the object that plays media files.

rating

Gets the rating of the media file.

REPEATCOUNT repeatCount Sets or gets the number of times an element timeline repeats.
REPEATDUR repeatDur

Sets or gets the number of seconds that an element timeline repeats.

Sets or gets the number of seconds that an element timeline repeats.
RESTART restart

Sets or gets the conditions under which an element can be restarted on a timeline.

segmentType

Sets whether to play a DirectMusic segment as a controlling segment or a secondary segment.

SPEED speed

Sets or gets the playback speed of an element relative to its parent time container.

SRC src

Sets or gets the source URL of the media.

SYNCBEHAVIOR syncBehavior

Sets or gets a value that indicates the synchronization rules for the element timeline.

SYNCMASTER syncMaster

Sets or gets whether the time container must synchronize playback to this element.

syncTolerance

Sets or gets the time variance that is allowed on a timeline with locked synchronization.

systemBitrate

Gets the approximate bandwidth available to the system in bits-per-second.

systemCaptions

Indicates whether to display a text equivalent of the audio portion of the presentation.

systemLanguage

Indicates whether a given language is selected in a user's system preferences.

systemOverdubOrSubtitle

Specifies whether overdubs or subtitles render during a presentation.

TIMEACTION timeAction

Sets or gets the action that is taken on the element while the timeline is active.

TIMECONTAINER timeContainer

Sets or gets the type of timeline associated with an element.

timeParent

Gets the parent time container element of the current element.

title

Gets the title of the media file.

TRANSITIONTYPE

Sets or gets the type of DirectMusic transition to use between segments.

TYPE type

Sets or gets the MIME type of the media object referenced by the SRC attribute.

UPDATEMODE updateMode

Sets or gets a value that indicates how the object is to be updated.

Sets or gets a value that indicates how the object is to be updated.
URL

Gets the URL specified by the Advanced Streaming Format (ASF) file script command after the onURLFlip event is fired.

Gets the URL specified by the ASF file script command after the onURLFlip event is fired.
VOLUME volume

Sets or gets the volume of the media file.

Collections
Collection Description
playList

Retrieves a collection of playItem objects.

Events
Event Property Description
onbegin

Fires when the timeline starts on an element.

onend

Fires when the timeline stops on an element.

onmediacomplete

Fires when the element's associated media finish loading.

Fires when the element's associated media finish loading.
onmediaerror

Fires when an element's media file causes any error.

onoutofsync

Fires when the element loses synchronization with its associated timeline.

onpause

Fires when the timeline on an element pauses.

onrepeat

Fires when the timeline repeats on an element, beginning with the second iteration.

onreset

Fires when the timeline reaches the value of the BEGIN attribute or when the resetElement method is called on the element.

onresume

Fires when an element's timeline resumes from a paused state.

onreverse

Fires when the timeline on an element begins to play backward.

onseek

Fires whenever a seek operation is performed on the element.

onsyncrestored

Fires when synchronization is resumed between the element and its associated timeline.

ontrackchange

The event fires when a track changes in a playList defined in an Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX) file.

onURLFlip

This event fires when an ASF file, played by a HTML+TIME (Timed Interactive Multimedia Extensions) media tag, processes script commands embedded in the ASF file.

Methods
Method Description
activeTimeToParentTime

Converts a value in the element's active timeline to the corresponding point in the parent timeline.

activeTimeToSegmentTime

Converts a value in the element's active timeline to the corresponding point in the segment timeline.

beginElement

Starts the element on the timeline.

beginElementAt

Starts an element's timeline at the specified time.

documentTimeToParentTime

Converts a value in the document timeline to the corresponding point in the element's parent timeline.

endElement

Stops the element on the timeline.

endElementAt

Ends an element's timeline at the specified time.

parentTimeToActiveTime

Converts a value in the parent timeline to the corresponding point in the element's active timeline.

parentTimeToDocumentTime

Converts a value in the element's parent timeline to the corresponding point in the document timeline.

pauseElement

Stops playing an element's timeline at the current point.

resetElement

Removes any changes made to the element and returns the element to its original state.

resumeElement

Restarts the element's timeline from a paused state.

seekActiveTime

Locates a specified point on the element's active timeline and begins playing from that point.

Locates a specified point on the element's active timeline and begins playing from that point.
seekSegmentTime

Locates the specified point on the element's segment timeline, and begins playing from that point.

seekTo

Locates a specified point on the element's segment timeline, including repetitions, and begins playing from that point.

seekToFrame

Locates a specified frame in the object.

segmentTimeToActiveTime

Converts a value in the element's segment timeline to the corresponding point in the element's active timeline.

segmentTimeToSimpleTime

Converts a value in the element's segment timeline to the corresponding point in the element's simple timeline.

simpleTimeToSegmentTime

Converts a value in the element's simple timeline to the corresponding point in the element's segment timeline.

Objects
Object Description
currTimeState

Contains information about an HTML+TIME timeline.

Remarks

Although different media-based elements exist, there is no functional difference in their current implementation. However, you are encouraged to use elements such as t:ANIMATION, t:AUDIO, t:IMG, t:MEDIA, t:REF, and t:VIDEO for improved document readability and enhanced support.

The prefix t: is used to associate this element with an XML namespace. You must declare the XML namespace in the html tag of your document when using this element.


<HTML XMLNS:t ="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:time">

You must then import the tag definitions from the time2 behavior by using the IMPORT processing instruction.


<?IMPORT namespace="t" implementation="#default#time2">

The members listed in the following table might not be accessible through scripting until the window. onload event fires. Waiting for this event to fire ensures that the document is completely loaded, that all behaviors have been applied to corresponding elements on the document , and that all the behavior's properties, methods, and events are available for scripting. Using any of the behavior-defined members before the window. onload event fires could result in a scripting error, indicating that the object does not support that particular member.

Media elements with timed children should have their TIMECONTAINER attribute set to par for Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) 2.0 compatibility. Currently, media elements such as t:ANIMATION, t:AUDIO, t:IMG, t:MEDIA, t:REF, and t:VIDEO do not treat their child elements as parallel but the SMIL 2.0 specification says that media elements with timed children should be parallel. Setting this value now may prevent incompatibilities.

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