HTML and CSS Reference
The Basic <audio> Tag
The basic usage of the <audio> tag in HTML5 is very similar to that of the <video> tag. The
only required property is src , which needs to point to an existing audio file to play in the
browser. Of course, it's always nice to show some audio controls on the page, and this can be
accomplished using the controls Boolean, just as we did with <video> .
The code in Example 7-1 will load and play song1.ogg in a web browser that supports .ogg
file playback, as shown in Figure 7-1 . (Reminder: not all browsers support all formats.)
Example 7-1. Basic HTML5 audio
<html lang= "en" >
<meta charset= "UTF-8" >
<title> CH7EX1: Basic HTML5 Audio </title>
<audio src= "song1.ogg" controls>
Your browser does not support the audio element.
Figure 7-1. The very basic HTML5 <audio> tag