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HTML | <audio> preload Attribute

  • Last Updated : 30 Jul, 2019

The HTML audio preload Attribute is used to specify the way the author thinks the audio should be loaded when the page loads. The audio preload attribute allows the author to portray to the browser about the way the user experience of a website should be implemented.


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<audio preload="auto | metadata | none">

Attribute Values:

  • auto: It is used to specify that the browser should load the entire video when the page loads.
  • metadata: It is used to specify that the browser should load only metadata when the page loads.
  • none: It is used to specify that the browser should NOT load the video when the page loads.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML Audio preload Attribute
<body style="text-align: center">
    <h1 style="color: green"
    <h2 style="font-family: Impact"
HTML Audio preload Attribute 
    <audio id="Test_Audio" controls 
        <source src="sample1.mp3" 


Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML audio preload Attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 4.0
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 4.0
  • Apple Safari 4.0
  • Opera 10.5
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