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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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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The controls 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 controls attribute is a boolean attribute.

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

Audio controls should include:

  • Play
  • Pause
  • Seeking
  • Volume

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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