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HTML <video> autoplay Attribute

HTML video Tag Reference HTML <video> tag

Example

A video that will automatically start playing:

<video controls autoplay>
  <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg">
  Your browser does not support the video tag.
</video>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The autoplay attribute is supported in all major browsers.

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


Definition and Usage

The autoplay attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, the video will automatically start playing as soon as it can do so without stopping.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <video> tag is new in HTML5.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In XHTML, attribute minimization is forbidden, and the autoplay attribute must be defined as <video autoplay="autoplay">.


Syntax

<video autoplay>


HTML video Tag Reference HTML <video> tag

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