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The Media object provides the ability to record and play back audio files on a device.

var media = new Media(src, mediaSuccess, [mediaError], [mediaStatus]);

Note: The current implementation does not adhere to a W3C specification for media capture, and is provided for convenience only. A future implementation will adhere to the latest W3C specification and may deprecate the current APIs.


  • src: A URI containing the audio content. (DOMString)
  • mediaSuccess: (Optional) The callback that is invoked after a Media object has completed the current play/record or stop action. (Function)
  • mediaError: (Optional) The callback that is invoked if there was an error. (Function)
  • mediaStatus: (Optional) The callback that is invoked to indicate status changes. (Function)


The following constants are reported as the only parameter to the mediaStatus callback function.

  • Media.MEDIA_NONE = 0;
  • Media.MEDIA_STARTING = 1;
  • Media.MEDIA_RUNNING = 2;
  • Media.MEDIA_PAUSED = 3;
  • Media.MEDIA_STOPPED = 4;


Additional ReadOnly Parameters

  • position: The position within the audio playback in seconds.
    • Not automatically updated during play, call getCurrentPosition to update.
  • duration: The duration of the media in seconds.

Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • BlackBerry WebWorks (OS 5.0 and higher)
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • Tizen




<plugin name="Media" value="org.apache.cordova.AudioHandler" />


<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />




BlackBerry WebWorks


<plugin name="Capture" value="" />


App/Supporting Files/Cordova.plist



No permissions are required.

Windows Phone


    <Capability Name="ID_CAP_MEDIALIB" />
    <Capability Name="ID_CAP_MICROPHONE" />
    <Capability Name="ID_HW_FRONTCAMERA" />
    <Capability Name="ID_CAP_ISV_CAMERA" />
    <Capability Name="ID_CAP_CAMERA" />

Reference: Application Manifest for Windows Phone


No permissions are required.

Windows Phone Quirks

Only one media file can be played back at a time.

There are strict restrictions as to how your application interacts with other media. See the Microsoft documentation for details.

You can’t perform that action at this time.