HTML <audio> controls Attribute

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML <audio> tag

Example

An <audio> element with browser default controls:

<audio controls>
  <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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Definition and Usage

The controls attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that audio controls should be displayed.

Audio controls should include:

  • Play
  • Pause
  • Seeking
  • Volume

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

Attribute
controls 4.0 9.0 3.5 4.0 10.5

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 controls attribute must be defined as <audio controls="controls">.


Syntax

<audio controls>

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML <audio> tag

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