Html 5 Audio Tag

audio tag in html 5

HTML 5 Audio Tag specifies a standard for embedding audio in a web page. Currently there are three supported file for HTML audio tag.

i. mp3
ii. wav
iii. ogg

HTML5 supports <video> and <audio> controls.


HTML Audio Tag Example:

<audio controls>
  <source src=”song.mp3″ type=”audio/mpeg”>
Your browser does not support the html audio tag.
</audio>

Attributes of HTML Audio Tag:

1. controls : It specifies that audio controls should be displayed (as: play/pause button).

2. autoplay : If it is defined then audio starts playing as soon as it is ready without asking for visitors.

3. loop : This attribute is used to have the audio replay every time it is finished.


HTML Audio Tag Attribute Example:

<audio controls autoplay loop>
  <source src=”song.mp3″ type=”audio/mpeg”></audio>

MIME Types for HTML Audio format:

Audio FormatMIME Type
mp3audio/mpeg
oggaudio/ogg
wavaudio/wav

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