Detect a remote file error(404) using html5 api

Detect a remote file error(404) using html5 api
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#1

Detect a remote file error(404) using html5 audio api

http://days4god.com/playergenerator.html
That’s a script I made however, it stops executing when an error occurs, I’d like to detect the 404 error and proceed onto the next file.

if(audio.error != null) {
if (audio.error.code == 4) {
console.log(“File not found.”);
}
}
This appears to not function/work.


#2

How is the audio file being loaded? Is there a way you could share the code?


#3

I create a html element and then append it and using the html5 media api, I try to get the status of the file.

function appendAudio(n) {
	progress += 1; //7
	updateProgressBar();
	if(n != tracks) { // recursive loop
		console.log("Appending track,\n", (n+1) ,": ", titles[n]);
		var audio = document.createElement("audio");
			audio.src = links[n]; // Assign attribute values
			audio.id = "audiotrack" + n;
			audio.autoplay = true;
			audio.muted = true;
		htmlplayground.innerHTML = audio.outerHTML;
		// get Duration of the track appended above
		console.log("Getting duration");
		getDuration(n);
	} else {
		console.log("Process Complete.")
		checkdurationLength();
		// Clean up HTML after function has done it's job
		// $("#htmlplayground").html();
	}
}
function getDuration(n) {
	progress += 1; //8
	updateProgressBar();
	var audio = document.getElementById("audiotrack" + n);
	audio.onerror = function() {
		console.log("Error " + audio.error.code + "; details: " + audio.error.message);
	}
	if(audio.error == null) {
		console.log("THere are no errors!");
		audio.oncanplaythrough = function () {
			// declare elment in a variable
			var myAudio = document.getElementById("audiotrack" + n); //Object Identifier
			// parse the duration and append it into the array
			duration[n] = parseInt(myAudio.duration.toFixed()); // Get duration of the Track and Round it and convert it into a integer
			console.log("- Duration Set.");
			if(audio.error != null) {
				if (audio.error.code == 4) {
				console.log("File not found.");
				}
			}
			if(duration[n] == undefined && audio.error == null) {
				getDuration(n)
			} else {
				appendAudio(n+1);
			}
		}
	} else {
		appendAudio(n+1)
	}
}

#4

What does audio.error say? Does it return a 404 with which you can work with? If that is the case, you would have to create a fallback similar to the one you have written but the code should be 404, not just 4. Have you tried that?


#5

I haven’t tried to use 404, but the 4 came from viewing the elements dom properties


#6

I tried to use the XHRequest but cross-origin policy wont let me.


#7

It’s returning a 404, so use a 404 for error handling. “Error 4 details” is something you wrote in your code, that’s not the returned value. The returned value is 404, you can see it at the end of the GET requests.


#8

I used onplay and onerror instead of it - works perfect now - i tried readyState and logging the variable.