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Synchronising audio/video and JavaScript

Keith Wood
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Joined: Aug 28, 2012
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Hi Rob

In HTML5 is it possible to synchronise audio or video with JavaScript actions? I have a page that drives a SVG animation from JavaScript that I want to synch with some music. But currently all I can do is start them at the same time and hope for the best.

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Rob Crowther
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The solution for this will be Timed Tracks, though that's not yet fully supported by browsers. Here's a more readable introduction. It allows you to have a file containing a list of timed cues which then fire events in the browser which you can use to trigger other actions on the page.

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Keith Wood
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Thanks, that looks useful. It's a pity it isn't more widely supported yet.
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