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Check if video is stopped or playing Javascript only

var video = document.getElementsByTagName("video");
if (video[0].paused) {
    console.log("video is stopped");
    //DO SOMETING...
} else {
    console.log("video is playing");
    //DO SOMETHING...
}

//OR YOU CAN GET video DOM OBJ USING ID
var video = document.getElementById("videoId");
if (video.paused) {
    console.log("video is stopped");
    //DO SOMETING...
} else {
    console.log("video is playing");
    //DO SOMETHING...
}

You can use the .paused() method in javascript to check whether a video is playing or not. It will return true if the video is playing and return false if the video is not playing.

You can get a video DOM element using its tag name or id. We have shown both ways in the code snippet by which you can check if it is playing or paused.

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