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HTML Audio/Video DOM src Property

❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference


Change the source of the video:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo");
vid.src = "movie.ogg";
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.

Definition and Usage

The src property sets or returns the current source of the audio/video.

The source is the actual location (URL) of the audio/video file.

Browser Support

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

src Yes 9.0 3.5 Yes Yes


Return the src property:


Set the src property:


Property Values

Value Description
URL Specifies the URL of the audio/video source.

Possible values:

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

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the URL of the audio/video file. Returns the entire URL, including the protocol (like http://)

More Examples


Get the source (URL) of a video:

var vid = document.getElementById("myVideo").src;
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❮ HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference