In this session you will learn that how to upload your video on your webpage. This page shows you coding of the video that which code you used and upload your video on your own webpage.


HTML Video Example. Courtesy of Big Buck Bunny.

The code of this video is :

<!DOCTYPE html>

<video width=”400″ controls>
<source src=”mov_bbb.mp4″ type=”video/mp4″>
<source src=”mov_bbb.ogg” type=”video/ogg”>
Your browser does not support HTML5 video.

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<a href=”” target=”_blank”>Big Buck Bunny</a>.



Playing Videos in HTML

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

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

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the <video> element.

<video> 4.0 9.0 3.5 4.0 10.5

The HTML <video> Element

To show a video in HTML, use the <video> element:


<video width=”320″ height=”240″ controls>
<source src=”movie.mp4″ type=”video/mp4″>
<source src=”movie.ogg” type=”video/ogg”>
Your browser does not support the video tag.

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How it Works

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

It is a good idea to always include width and height attributes. If height and width are not set, the page might flicker while the video loads.

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

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

HTML <video> Autoplay

To start a video automatically use the autoplay attribute:


<video width=”320″ height=”240″ autoplay>
<source src=”movie.mp4″ type=”video/mp4″>
<source src=”movie.ogg” type=”video/ogg”>
Your browser does not support the video tag.

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The autoplay attribute does not work in mobile devices like iPad and iPhone.

HTML Video – Browser Support

In HTML5, there are 3 supported video formats: MP4, WebM, and Ogg.

The browser support for the different formats is:

Browser MP4 WebM Ogg
Internet Explorer YES NO NO
Safari YES NO NO
Opera YES (from Opera 25) YES YES

HTML Video – Media Types

File Format Media Type
MP4 video/mp4
WebM video/webm
Ogg video/ogg

HTML Video – Methods, Properties, and Events

HTML5 defines DOM methods, properties, and events for the <video> element.

This allows you to load, play, and pause videos, as well as setting duration and volume.

There are also DOM events that can notify you when a video begins to play, is paused, etc.

Example: Using JavaScript

Play/Pause Big Small Normal

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HTML5 Video Tags

Tag Description
<video> Defines a video or movie
<source> Defines multiple media resources for media elements, such as <video> and <audio>
<track> Defines text tracks in media players

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