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HTML <source> src Attribute

❮ HTML <source> tag

Example

An audio player with two source files. The browser should choose which file (if any) it has support for:

<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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Definition and Usage

The src attribute specifies the URL of the media file to play.

This attribute is required when <source> is used in <audio> and <video>.


Browser Support

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

Attribute
src 4.0 9.0 3.5 4.0 10.5

Syntax

<source src="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL Specifies the URL of the media file.

Possible values:

  • An absolute URL - points to another web site (like href="http://www.example.com/horse.ogg")
  • A relative URL - points to a file within a web site (like href="horse.ogg")

❮ HTML <source> tag