HTML5 provides a standard for playing audio files.
Audio on the Web
Until now, there has not been a standard for playing audio files on a web page.
Today, most audio files are played through a plug-in (like flash). However, different browsers may have different plug-ins.
HTML5 defines a new element which specifies a standard way to embed an audio file on a web page: the <audio> element.
How It Works
To play an audio file in HTML5, this is all you need:
<source src=”song.ogg” type=”audio/ogg” />
<source src=”song.mp3″ type=”audio/mpeg” />
Your browser does not support the audio element.
The control attribute adds audio controls, like play, pause, and volume.
You should also insert text content between the <audio> and </audio> tags for browsers that do not support the <audio> element.
The <audio> element allows multiple <source> elements. <source> elements can link to different audio files. The browser will use the first recognized format.
Audio Formats and Browser Support
Currently, there are 3 supported file formats for the <audio> element: MP3, Wav, and Ogg:
|Internet Explorer 9||YES||NO||NO|
|Google Chrome 6||YES||YES||YES|
|Apple Safari 5||YES||YES||NO|
HTML5 audio Tags
|<audio>||Defines sound content|
|<source>||Defines multiple media resources for media elements, such as <video> and <audio>|
Source from http://www.w3schools.com