HTML <audio> Tag

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<audio controls>
  <source src="cat.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
  <source src="cat.ogg" type="audio/ogg">
  Your browser does not support the audio tag.


The <audio> element includes audio in a document.

This <audio> element contains one or more <source> elements with different audio format's. The browser will choose the source it supports.

Tips and Notes:

Version: HTML5

Audio format Support

Browsers Chrome Chrome Android Edge Firefox Firefox Android IE Opera Opera Android Safari Safari IOS Samsung Internet Android Webview Android

Standard Syntax

<audio controls autoplay loop preload | muted>
	<source src="Source(URL)" type="mediaType">
	Your browser does not support the audio tag.

Browser Support



Attribute Value Description
autoplay autoplay This attribute indicates the browser should playing the audio as soon as after page load once it has loaded enough of the audio to avoid buffering.
autobuffer Boolean This Boolean attribute indicates whether or not the browser should begin buffering audio right away.
controls controls This attribute is specifies whether or not the browser should present the controls for audio, such as playback, pause, volume, and seeking.
controlslist nodownload
Specifies the controls to show for the audio element.
disableremoteplayback disableremoteplayback Used to disable the capability of remote playback in devices that are attached using wired (HDMI, DVI, etc.) and wireless technologies (Miracast, Chromecast, DLNA, AirPlay, etc).
loop loop This Boolean attribute, if present, indicates that the audio should loop.
muted muted This Boolean attribute is set to the URL of the audio to show.
preload auto
This attribute specifies what the author thinks the audio should be loaded when the page loads
src URL This attribute is set to the URL of the audio to show.

Global Attributes

<audio> element also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

<audio> element also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

By Default CSS Value(s)


Related Tags:

<audio>, <embed>, <iframe>, <img>, <map>, <object>, <param>, <picture>, portal>, <source>, <track> and <video>
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