Media preload defaults to metadata

Set the default preload value for video and audio elements to “metadata”. Note that the preload attribute's hint is still ignored when a MediaSource is attached to the media element.



Editor's draft

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 64
  • Chrome for Android release 64
  • Android WebView release 64

Consensus & Standardization

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

  • Shipped
  • Shipped
  • No public signals
  • No signals


Last updated on 2017-10-30