HTML <video> poster Attribute

❮ HTML <video> tag


<video poster="image.jpg" width="340" height="260" controls>
  <source src="video.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <source src="video.webm" type="video/webm">
  Your browser does not support the video tag.


The poster attribute is set to the URL of an image that the browser will use in place of the video before it is loaded and playing.

Standard Syntax

<video poster="URL">...</video>

Browser Support


Attribute Values

Value Description

Value can be

  • An absolute URL - source within or another web site ( href="")
  • A relative URL - source within a web site ( href="index.html")
❮ HTML <video> tag