HTML | DOM Source type Property

The Source type Property in HTML DOM is used to set or return the value of the type attribute in a <source> element. The type attribute is used to specify the MIME type of the media resource.

Syntax:

  • It return the Source type property.
     sourceObject.type
  • It is used to set the Source type property.
    sourceObject.type = MIME_type 

Property Values: It contains single value MIME_type which specify the MIME_type of the media resource. Few MIME types are video/ogg, videomp4, audio/ogg etc.

Return Value: It returns a string value which represents the MIME_type of the media resource.

Example 1: This example returns the Source type Property.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
          
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
  
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML DOM Source type property</h2>
  
    <audio controls>
        <source id="mySource" src="gameover.wav" type="audio/mpeg">
  
        <source src="gameover.ogg" type="audio/ogg"
    </audio>
  
    <p>Click the button to get the type of the audio file.</p>
  
    <button onclick="myFunction()">
        Get Source type
    </button>
  
    <p id="demo"></p>
  
    <script>
        function myFunction() {
  
            var x = document.getElementById("mySource").type;
            document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = x;
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>
                    

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After Clicking on Button:


Example 2:
This example sets the Source type property.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
          
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
  
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML DOM Source type property</h2>
  
    <audio controls>
        <source id="mySource" src="gameover.wav" type="audio/mpeg">
  
        <source src="gameover.ogg" type="audio/ogg"
    </audio>
  
    <p>Click the button to set the source 
         type of the audio file.</p>
  
    <button onclick="myFunction()">
        Set Source type
    </button>
  
    <p id="demo"></p>
  
    <script>
        function myFunction() {
  
            var x = document.getElementById("mySource").type = "audio/ogg";
            document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = 
             "The source type has been changed to " +x;
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>                    

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Output:
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After Clicking on Button:

Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Safari


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