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HTML <source> type Attribute

❮ HTML <source> tag


Use of the type attribute:

<audio controls>
  <source src="horse.ogg" type="audio/ogg">
  <source src="horse.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
Your browser does not support the audio element.
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Definition and Usage

The type attribute specifies the Internet media type (formerly known as MIME type) of the media resource.

Browser Support

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

type 4.0 9.0 3.5 4.0 10.5


<source type="media_type">

Attribute Values

Value Description
media_type Specifies the Internet media type of the media resource.

Common media types:
For video:
  • video/ogg
  • video/mp4
  • video/webm
For audio:
  • audio/ogg
  • audio/mpeg
Look at IANA Media Types for a complete list of standard media types

❮ HTML <source> tag