Media preload defaults to metadata Sample

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Chrome now sets the default preload value for <video> and <audio> elements to metadata in order to reduce bandwidth and resource usage. This new behaviour only applies to cases where no preload value is set. Note that the preload attribute's hint is still ignored when a MediaSource is attached to the media element.

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<video preload="auto">

Live Output

JavaScript Snippet

const videowithNoPreload = document.querySelector('#videoWithNoPreload');
const videowithAutoPreload = document.querySelector('#videoWithNoPreload');

log('               <video> preload value is ' + videoWithNoPreload.preload);
log('<video preload="auto"> preload value is ' + videoWithAutoPreload.preload);