Milos Miskone Sretin Milos Miskone Sretin - 3 months ago 8
Javascript Question

Javascript countdown every day

I need to make countdown timer for every day to 21:00. Counting till live stream.
If time is less then 21:00 display the time left and if time is from 21:00-22:00
I would like to display 'streaming right now'. After 22:00 start counting till tomorrow at 21:00.

Any suggestins how to do this?

Here is what I tried so far but it doesn't work well and also if client change the time on his computer the counter will change. I need to fix that on server side so for everyone it will show the same time.

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){
var curT, tarT, difT;

curT = new Date().getTime()/1000;
tarT = new Date('<?php echo (new DateTime('May 05, 2014'))->add(new DateInterval("P1D"))->format('M d, Y');?>, 21:00:00').getTime()/1000;

init();

function init(){
var d,h,m,s;
difT = tarT - curT;
function updateT(){
s = difT;
d = Math.floor(s/86400);
s -= d * 86400;
h = Math.floor(s/3600);
s -= h * 3600;
m = Math.floor(s/60);
s -= m * 60;
s = Math.floor(s);
}
function tick(){
clearTimeout(timer);
updateT();
displayT();
if(difT>0){
difT--;
timer = setTimeout(tick,1*1000);
} else {
$('.timeleft').html('Aukcija u toku...');
}
}
function displayT(){
var out;
out = h+":"+m+":"+s;
$('.timeleft').html(out);
}
var timer = setTimeout(tick,1*1000);
}
});
</script>

Answer

Since you need a combination of both scripts from above, I combined them for you: http://jsfiddle.net/69TAf/

  • Reads out the real time from GMT Server
  • Clients timezone doesn't matter
  • GMT Server is only pinged once at beginning (for better performance)
  • Added leading zeros so it looks better

Credits to edcs and Miskone!

var date;
var display = document.getElementById('time');

$(document).ready(function() {
    getTime('GMT', function(time){
        date = new Date(time);
    });    
});

setInterval(function() {
    date = new Date(date.getTime() + 1000);

    var currenthours = date.getHours();
    var hours;
    var minutes;
    var seconds;
    if (currenthours != 21){
        if (currenthours < 21) {
            hours = 20 - currenthours;
        } else {
            hours = 21 + (24 - currenthours);
        }
        minutes = 60 - date.getMinutes();
        seconds = 60 - date.getSeconds();

        if (minutes < 10) {
            minutes = '0' + minutes;
        }
        if (seconds < 10) {
            seconds = '0' + seconds;
        }

        display.innerHTML = hours + ':' + minutes + ':' +seconds;
    } else { 
        display.innerHTML = 'LIVE NOW';
    }
}, 1000);

function getTime(zone, success) {
    var url = 'http://json-time.appspot.com/time.json?tz=' + zone,
        ud = 'json' + (+new Date());
    window[ud]= function(o){
        success && success(new Date(o.datetime));
    };
    document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild((function(){
        var s = document.createElement('script');
        s.type = 'text/javascript';
        s.src = url + '&callback=' + ud;
        return s;
    })());
}

And html:

<div id='time'></div>

If you don't want to ping an external server for getting the time, you can use this fiddle (not working on jsfiddle, since contains php): http://jsfiddle.net/qQ6V3/ - I think it's even better this way.

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