The "audio" Element

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New in HTML5

Add audio that can be viewed with an HTML5 enabled browser without the use of plug-ins.

Attributes for "audio"
TypeAttribute List
'Standard' Attributes"autoplay", "controls", "crossorigin", "loop", "mediagroup", "muted", "preload", "amp-access", "amp-access-hide", "fallback", "placeholder", and "src"

Browser Compatibility Notes

  • Consider providing fallback for older browsers by using a Flash "object" element within the "audio" element. The "object" element (if in a "audio" element) will be ignored in browsers that support the "audio" element.

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