Play Selected Part of a Video in javaScript

Almost all of us know what is a preview video. Yes, you can play a preview of a video in JavaScript with this tutorial.
You will learn how to play selected part of a video in JavaScript easily.

For example,

Assume that you have a video of duration 04:30 min and you want to play only the first 10 seconds of that video on a webpage. You can do this with this tutorial.

You can even play portion of a video in JavaScript.

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Play selected part of a video in JavaScript

Here I am going to play a selected part of a video using JavaScript

My video file name is my_vid.MKV

In the same directory, I have an HTML file index.html

index.html file:

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title>Title Goes Here</title>
  <style type="text/css">
    .center { 
      margin-left: auto;
      margin-right: auto; 
      display: block;
  <video id="myvideo" width="500px"; class="center" src="my_vid.MKV"></video>

  <button onclick="settime()">Click To Action!</button>
  <script type="text/javascript">
    function settime(){
      var video= document.getElementById("myvideo");


When the Click To Action Button will be clicked the video will be played. But not from the beginning.
The video will be started from 00:40 min and ended in 00:45 min


This condition is responsible to pause the video after 00:45 min

Using the setInterval method in every one second the currentTime of the video is being tracked.

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Play Preview of a video in JavaScript

So, you can understand that using this JavaScript function you can play the preview of any video on a webpage.

You need to set the currentTime to zero and pause the video after a few seconds as per your choice. Here is an example:

function settime(){
      var video= document.getElementById("myvideo");

This will play the first 15 seconds of your video.

I hope this was useful to you. For any better suggestion or improvements, you can simply write a comment in the below comment section.

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