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HTML <video> controls Attribute

❮ HTML <video> tag


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.
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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)

Browser Support

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

controls 4.0 9.0 3.5 3.1 11.5


<video controls>

❮ HTML <video> tag