HTML <audio> src Attribute

The src attribute on an <audio> tag specifies the URL or path of an audio file. This attribute is an alternative to a <source> tag inside the audio element.

Example

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A src attribute on an <audio> tag.
The attribute references an audio file.

<audio src="/media/epic.mp3" controls>
</audio>

Using src

The src attribute specifies the URL or path of the audio file.

This attribute is an alternative to placing a <source> tag inside the audio element.

With a srcattribute only one file can be specified, whereas <source> tags allows multiple files.

The URL of the audio file can be internal (from same website) or external (another website).


Syntax

<audio src="URL" >

Values

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Value Description
URL URL or path to an audio file.

Browser support

Here is when src support started for each browser:

Chrome
4.0 Jan 2010
Firefox
3.5 Jun 2009
IE/Edge
9.0 Mar 2011
Opera
11.5 May 2011
Safari
4.0 Jun 2009

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