HTML <audio> tag represents an audio object within your web page or document. By using audio tag, you could embed an audio or music files within your web page for your visitors to listen to.
Supported formats are .mp3, .wav etc to play media objects. Any text between opening and closing <audio> tag is called “Alternate Text”. This text will be displayed by web browsers that do not support the <audio> tag.
Note: HTML <audio> tag newly introduced in HTML5.
<p>We're Sorry, your browser doesn’t support audio element.</p>
Tag Specific Attributes Support
Following are few audio tag attributes that are supported by <audio> tag.
|autoplay||autoplay||Represents whether or not to start playing the audio as soon as the object has loaded|
|controls||controls||Represents whether or not to display audio controls, such as a play/pause button etc|
|loop||loop||Represents whether to keep repeating or re-playing the audio once it has finished|
|Represents whether the audio should be preloaded or not|
|src||url||Represents the location of the audio file|
Standard Attributes Support
HTML <audio> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <audio> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.
|class||user_defined||Represents a style for an element which is used in CSS style sheet|
|id||user_defined||Represents unique id for an element|
|lang||lang_code||Represents the language of the element for it’s content|
|style||css_properties||Represents an inline style for an element for e.g style=”color:red;text-decoration:underline;”|
|title||user_defined||Represents a tooltip information for an elements like img, a, abbr etc|
Event Attributes Support
The “script” is invoked when a certain “event” occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event. HTML <audio> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <audio> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.
|onclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse click on the specified element|
|ondblclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse double-click on the specified element|
|onkeydown||script||Event Fires immediately when user is pressing a down key from keyboard|
|onkeypress||script||Event Fires immediately when user presses a key from keyboard|
|onkeyup||script||Event Fires immediately when user releases a key from keyboard|
|onmousedown||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets down from an element|
|onmousemove||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseout||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets out from an element|
|onmouseover||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseup||script||Event Fires immediately when a mouse pointer is released over an element|