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Returns true if the given track is active, and false otherwise. Can be set, to change whether the track is enabled or not. If multiple audio tracks are enabled simultaneously, they are mixed.

Property of apis/audio-video/AudioTrackapis/audio-video/AudioTrack


var result = AudioTrack.enabled;
AudioTrack.enabled = value;

Return Value

Returns an object of type BooleanBoolean


(function () {
    // grab the video element
    var video = document.getElementById("video");

    video.addEventListener("loadeddata", function () {

        // get the audiotracks from the video when it's loaded
        var audioTracks = video.audioTracks;

        var tracksSelection = document.getElementById("tracksSelection");

        // loop through the audio tracks
        for (var i = 0; i < audioTracks.length; i++) {

            // create options for the dropdownlist with the id's
            // and languages of the tracks
            var opt = document.createElement('option');
            opt.value = audioTracks[i].id;
            opt.text = audioTracks[i].language;


    tracksSelection.addEventListener("change", function (e) {
        // when the item of the dropdownlist changes
        // grab the id from the selected option
        var audioTracks = video.audioTracks;
        var track = audioTracks.getTrackById(e.currentTarget.value);

        //disable all tracks to prevent them from playing all at once
        for (var i = 0; i < audioTracks.length; i++) {
            audioTracks.enabled = false;

        //set the selected track for the video
        track.enabled = true;

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Related specifications

W3C HTML5 Specification
W3C Editor’s Draft

See also

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