The MediaError.message DOMString field provides, if available, any additional vendor-specific error message detail to assist web authors debugging media player errors. The format and content of the string is left to vendors, though it's commonly in the form of a vendor-specific error code followed optionally by a ":" and further detail about the error. It is populated at the time of MediaError creation.




Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 59
  • Chrome for Android release 59
  • Chrome for iOS release 59

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.


Search tags

MediaError, HTMLMediaElement, HTMLAudioElement, HTMLVideoElement,

Last updated on 2021-05-05