audio

The audio element represents an audio stream.

HTML5

Attributes

<audio attribute-name="attribute-value"></audio>
Name Value Description
autoplay autoplay | empty Automatically play when the page is loaded
controls controls | empty Display the controls
crossorigin How the element handles crossorigin requests
loop loop | empty Instructs the UA to seek back to the start of the audio stream upon reaching the end
mediagroup string Instructs the UA to link multiple videos and/or audio streams together
muted muted | empty Represents the default state of the audio stream, potentially overriding user preferences
preload auto | empty Hints to the UA that optimistically downloading the entire audio stream is considered desirable
metadata Hints to the UA that the user is not expected to need the audio stream, but that fetching its metadata (duration and so on) is desirable
none Hints to the UA that the user is not expected to need the audio stream, or that minimizing unnecessary traffic is desirable
src URI URL for the audio stream

Global

Example | autoplay

Example | controls

Example | crossorigin

Example | loop

Example | mediagroup

Example | muted

Example | preload

Example | src

External

W3C HTML5

W3C HTML 5.1