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HTML <video> controls Attribute

HTML video Tag Reference HTML <video> tag

Example

A <video> element with browser default controls:

<video controls>
  <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 controls attribute is supported in all major browsers.

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


Definition and Usage

The controls attribute is a boolean attribute.

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

Video controls should include:

  • Play
  • Pause
  • Seeking
  • Volume
  • Fullscreen toggle
  • Captions/Subtitles (when available)
  • Track (when available)

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 controls attribute must be defined as <video controls="controls">.


Syntax

<video controls>


HTML video Tag Reference HTML <video> tag

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