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HTML <audio> autoplay Attribute

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML <audio> tag

Example

An audio file that will automatically start playing:

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

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The autoplay attribute is supported in Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

Note: Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions, do not support the <audio> tag.


Definition and Usage

The autoplay attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, the audio will automatically start playing as soon as it can do so without stopping.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <audio> tag is new in HTML5.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In XHTML, attribute minimization is forbidden, and the autoplay attribute must be defined as <audio autoplay="autoplay">.


Syntax

<audio autoplay>


HTML audio Tag Reference HTML <audio> tag

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