HTML and CSS Reference
incorPoraTinG HTML5 audio
Until HTML5, playing music, sound effects, or background audio required the use of a plug-in.
With the advent of the new <audio> tag, certain audio formats can be played natively, without any
The basic <audio> tag is very straightforward:
<audio src=”assets/fb_demo_song.mp3” controls=”controls”></audio>
As with the <img> and other tags, the src
attribute sets the path to an appropriate file,
either relative or absolute. The controls
attribute tells the compliant browser to dis-
play basic play/pause and volume controls as
well as a seek bar, as shown in Figure 24-5.