HTML5 Audio

Before HTML5, audio files could only be played in a browser with a plug-in (like flash).

The HTML5 <audio> element specifies a standard way to embed audio in a web page.

    <head>Page Title</head>
        <audio controls>
            <source src="audio/serene-grace.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
            Your browser does not support the html audio tag. 

The HTML <audio> Element

To play an audio file in HTML, use the <audio> element:

HTML Audio - How It Works

The controls attribute adds audio controls, like play, pause, and volume.

The <source> element allows you to specify alternative audio files which the browser may choose from. The browser will use the first recognized format.

The text between the <audio> and </audio> tags will only be displayed in browsers that do not support the <audio> element.