//to play an audio file in HTML, use the <audio> element

<audio controls>
  <source src="horse.ogg" type="audio/ogg">
  <source src="horse.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
Your browser does not support the audio element.
  • Before HTML5, audio files could only be played in a browser with a plug-in (like flash).
  • Specifies a standard way to embed audio in a web page.
  • In HTML5, there are 3 supported audio formats: MP3, WAV, and OGG.

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