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<track> tag in HTML5

The <track> tag used to define external timed text tracks for media elements (<audio> and <video>).

Important Description

  • The <track> tag is new in HTML5.
  • The text tracks specified with the <track> tag could include subtitles, captions, descriptions, chapters, and metadata.
  • There must not be more than one track element with the same parent node with the default attribute specified.

Syntax Example

<video width="320" height="240" controls>
  <source src="abcd.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <track src="subtitles_en.vtt" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" label="English">
</video>

<track> Tag Browser Support

Element Chrome Edge Firefox Safari Opera
<track> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Version 18.0 10.0 31.0 6.0 15.0

Global Attributes

Event Attributes

Attributes

Attribute Value Description
default default Use to define that the track is to be enabled if the user's preferences do not indicate that another track would be more appropriate
kind captions, chapters, descriptions, metadata, subtitles Specifies the kind of text track
lable text Provides a user-readable title for the track.
src URL Specifies the URL of the track file
srclang language_code Defines the language of the track text data

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