HTML5 Audio Tag

This tag new tag introduced in HTML5 to play audio sound.
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Audio tag is new tag introduced in HTML5. You can use it to play audio sound like .mp3, wav, and .ogg. I have used five type of sound format to show you which format compatible for browsers. WAV file is common sound that is support by mostly browsers version.

Syntax

<
audio src="URL" controls>  </audio>

Syntax for more than one audio format 
<
audio controls="controls" autoplay   loop>
        <source src="URL1" type="audio/mp3" />
        <source src="URL2" type="audio/wma" />
        <source src="URL3" type="audio/x-wav" />
</
audio>

 

New Element-Specific Attributes
autobuffer This Boolean attribute indicates whether or not the browser should begin
buffering audio right away.
autoplay This is Boolean attribute indicate  whether or not the file should start playing audio as soon as it can.
loop This Boolean attribute indicates whether or not apply repetition on playing audio.
src This attribute is used to specify the URL (location of the audio file) of the audio to show.
controls This Boolean attribute specify whether or not the browser should display audio controls (such as play/pause, volume and seek).

 
HTML5 Event Attributes
onabort onblur oncanplay oncanplaythrough
onchange onclick oncontextmenu ondblclick
ondrag ondragend ondragenter ondragleave
ondragover ondragstart ondrop ondurationchange
onemptied onended onerror onfocus
onformchange onforminput oninput oninvalid
onkeydown onkeypress onkeyup onload
onloadeddata onloadedmetadata onloadstart onmousedown
onmousemove onmouseout onmouseover onmouseup
onmousewheel onpause onplay onplaying
onprogress onratechange onreadystatechange onscroll
onseeked onseeking onselect onshow
onstalled onsubmit onsuspend ontimeupdate
onvolumechange onwaiting    

Code

<!DOCTYPE html>
<
html>
<
head>
    <title></title>

</
head>
<
body>
    <p>
        mp3</p>
    <audio src="sound/cartoonimpact.mp3" controls>
    </audio>
    <br />
    <p>
        aac</p>
    <audio src="sound/cartoonimpact.aac" controls>
    </audio>
    <br />
    <p>
        wma</p>
    <audio src="sound/cartoonimpact.wma" controls>
    </audio>
    <br />
    <p>
        wav</p>
    <audio src="sound/cartoonimpactwav.wav" controls>
    </audio>
    <br />
    <p>
        ogg</p>
    <audio src="sound/cartoonOGG.ogg" controls>
    </audio>
    <br />
    <p>
        All in one</p>
    <audio controls="controls" autoplay>
        <source src="sound/cartoonimpact.mp3" type="audio/mp3" />
        <source src="sound/cartoonOGG.ogg" type="audio/ogg" />
        <source src="sound/cartoonimpact.aac" type="audio/aac" />
        <source src="sound/cartoonimpact.wma" type="audio/wma" />
        <source src="sound/cartoonimpactwav.wav" type="audio/x-wav" />
    </audio>

</
body>
</
html>

Output


Chrome

1.gif

Fire Fox

2.gif

Internet Explorer

3.gif

You can use loop attribute for repetition to play sound.

loop.htm

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<
html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<
head>
    <title></title>

</
head>
<
body>
    <audio controls="controls" autoplay loop>
        <source src="sound/cartoonimpact.mp3" type="audio/mp3" />
        <source src="sound/cartoonOGG.ogg" type="audio/ogg" />
        <source src="sound/cartoonimpact.aac" type="audio/aac" />
        <source src="sound/cartoonimpact.wma" type="audio/wma" />
        <source src="sound/cartoonimpactwav.wav" type="audio/x-wav" />
    </audio>

</
body>
</
html>

Output

4.gif

You can play sound in background of the page using below code.
<audio>
<bgsound src="sound/cartoonimpactwav.wav">
</audio> 

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