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HTML Audio Tag

HTML audio tag is used to define sounds such as music and other audio clips. Currently there are three supported file format for HTML 5 audio tag.

  1. mp3
  2. wav
  3. ogg

HTML5 supports <video> and <audio> controls. The Flash, Silverlight and similar technologies are used to play the multimedia items.

This table defines that which web browser supports which audio file format.

ie browser Internet Exploreryesnono
chrome browser Google Chromeyesyesyes
firefox browser Mozilla Firefoxyes*yesyes
opera browser Operanoyesyes
safari browser Apple Safariyesyesno

HTML Audio Tag Example

Let's see the code to play mp3 file using HTML audio tag.

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Let's see the example to play ogg file using HTML audio tag.

Supporting Browsers

Elementchrome browser Chromeie browser IEfirefox browser Firefoxopera browser Operasafari browser Safari

Attributes of HTML Audio Tag

There is given a list of HTML audio tag.

controlsIt defines the audio controls which is displayed with play/pause buttons.
autoplayIt specifies that the audio will start playing as soon as it is ready.
loopIt specifies that the audio file will start over again, every time when it is completed.
mutedIt is used to mute the audio output.
preloadIt specifies the author view to upload audio file when the page loads.
srcIt specifies the source URL of the audio file.

HTML Audio Tag Attribute Example

Here we are going to use controls, autoplay, loop and src attributes of HTML audio tag.

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MIME Types for HTML Audio format

The available MIME type HTML audio tag is given below.

Audio FormatMIME Type
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