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HTML <source> type Attribute

HTML source Tag Reference HTML <source> tag

Example

Use of the type attribute:

<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 type attribute is supported in Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

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


Definition and Usage

The type attribute specifies the MIME type of the media resource.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <source> tag is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<source type="MIME_type">

Attribute Values

Value Description
MIME_type Specifies the MIME type of the media resource.

Common MIME types:
For video:
  • video/ogg
  • video/mp4
  • video/webm
For audio:
  • audio/ogg
  • audio/mpeg
Look at IANA MIME types for a complete list of standard MIME types


HTML source Tag Reference HTML <source> tag

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