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HTML track Tag with Example

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HTML <track> tag provides a simple, standardized way to add captions, subtitles, screen reader descriptions and chapters to Video and Audio objects.

The track element is generally used to specify external timed text tracks for media elements.

Note: HTML <track> tag is newly introduced in HTML5. The <track> tag is supported by only few web browsers but not all.

HTML track Tag Sample Code

<video src="video_sample.ogv" width="100%" height="250" controls>
    <track kind="subtitles" label="Represent english subtitles" src="video_sample.vtt"
        srclang="en" default></track>
    <p>Sorry, your web browser doesn't support this tag or video.</p>
</video>

HTML track Tag Sample Result

Note: The track tag is not likely supported by all web browsers. To view result, use “Google Chrome” and see the text on the video changes during track play.

Tip: You can see the complete List of HTML Elements here.

Tag Specific Attributes Support

Following are the tag specific attributes that are supported by <track> tag.

Attribute Value Description
default default Represents the enabled track evenif the user do not indicate that another track will more familiar to it
kind chapters
captions
descriptions
metadata
subtitles etc.
Represents the kind of track text that is used to display on video for multimedia object
label label_text Represents the title for the track text
src url Represents the source location for files for the track
srclang lang_code Represents the language code for the track text for example use srclang=”en” for English, srclang=”it” for Italian etc. It is required whenever you are using kind=”subtitles”

Standard Attributes Support

HTML <track> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <track> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.

Attribute Value Description
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
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 <track> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <track> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.

Attribute Value Description
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
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