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HTML <audio> src Attribute

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML <audio> tag

Example

An audio player:

<audio src="horse.ogg" controls>
Your browser does not support the audio element.
</audio>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The src attribute is supported in Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari. However, the file format defined may not be supported in all browsers.

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


Definition and Usage

The src attribute specifies the location (URL) of the audio file.

The example above uses an Ogg file, and will work in Firefox, Opera and Chrome.

To play the audio file in Internet Explorer and Safari, we must use an MP3 file.

To make it work in all browsers - use <source> elements inside the <audio> element. <source> elements can link to different audio files. The browser will use the first recognized format:

Example

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

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Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <audio> tag is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<audio src="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL The URL of the audio file.

Possible values:

  • An absolute URL - points to another web site (like src="http://www.example.com/horse.ogg")
  • A relative URL - points to a file within a web site (like src="horse.ogg")


HTML audio Tag Reference HTML <audio> tag

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