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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 17 Nov, 2021

The Video controls property is used to set or return whether a video should display standard video controls or not.
The <video> controls attribute are reflected by this property.

The video controls included in the property are:

  • Play
  • Pause
  • Volume
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • Seeking
  • Captions/Subtitles
  • Track


  • Returning the controls property:
  • Setting the controls property:
    videoObject.controls = true|false

Property Values:

  • true|false: It is used to specify whether a video should have controls displayed or not.

Return Values: Return value is Boolean, it returns true if video controls are displayed, otherwise, it returns false.

Below program illustrates the Video controls Property :
Example: Enabling controls for a video.

<!DOCTYPE html>
      Video controls Property in HTML
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Video controls Property</h2>
    <video id="Test_Video" 
        <source src="samplevideo.mp4"
        <source src="movie.ogg" 
    <p>To enable video controls, double
      click the "Enable Controls" button.</p>
    <button ondblclick="My_Video()"
      Enable Controls
    <p id="test"></p>
        function My_Video() {
              "Test_Video").controls = true;


  • Before clicking the button:
  • After clicking the button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML | DOM Video controls Property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Apple Safari

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