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HTML <track> kind Attribute

HTML track Tag Reference HTML <track> tag

Example

A video with two subtitle tracks:

<video width="320" height="240" controls>
  <source src="forrest_gump.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <source src="forrest_gump.ogg" type="video/ogg">
  <track src="subtitles_en.vtt" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" label="English">
  <track src="subtitles_no.vtt" kind="subtitles" srclang="no" label="Norwegian">
</video>

Definition and Usage

The kind attribute specifies the kind of text track.


Browser Support

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

Attribute
kind 18.0 10.0 31.0 6.0 15.0

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <track> tag is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<track src="subtitles_en.vtt" kind="subtitles" srclang="en">

Attribute Values

Value Description
captions The track defines translation of dialogue and sound effects (suitable for deaf users)
chapters The track defines chapter titles (suitable for navigating the media resource)
descriptions The track defines a textual description of the video content (suitable for blind users)
metadata The track defines content used by scripts. Not visible for the user
subtitles The track defines subtitles, used to display subtitles in a video

HTML track Tag Reference HTML <track> tag