HTML/Elements/source

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<source>

The <source> element allows authors to specify multiple alternative media resources for media elements. It does not represent anything on its own.

HTML reference

This element was introduced in HTML5 - 4.8.8 The source element.

Examples

[try it]

<video controls>
 <source src="http://media.w3.org/2010/05/sintel/trailer.mp4"
         type='video/mp4; codecs="avc1, mp4a"'>
 <source src="http://media.w3.org/2010/05/sintel/trailer.ogv"
         type='video/ogg; codecs="theora, vorbis"'>
 <p>Your user agent does not support the HTML5 Video element.</p>
</video>

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HTML Attributes

  • src = URL potentially surrounded by spaces
    The address of the media source.
  • type = MIME type
    The type of the media source (used for helping the UA determine, before fetching this media source, if it can play it).
    A string that identifies a valid MIME media type, as defined in [RFC2046].
  • media = media-query list
    The intended media type of the media source (used for helping the UA determine, before fetching this media source, if it is useful to the user).
    A valid media query list, as defined in [MediaQueries].

See also global attributes.

See also