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HTML <video> autoplay Attribute

❮ 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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Definition and Usage

The autoplay attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, the video will automatically start playing.

Note: Chromium browsers do not allow autoplay in most cases. However, muted autoplay is always allowed.

Add muted after autoplay to let your video file start playing automatically (but muted). 


Browser Support

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

Attribute
autoplay 4.0 9.0 3.5 3.1  11.5

Syntax

<video autoplay>

❮ HTML <video> tag