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HTML Multimedia

Multimedia on the web is sound, music, videos, movies, and animations.

Multimedia comes in many different formats. It can be almost anything you can hear or see, like images, music, sound, videos, records, films, animations, and more.
Web pages often contain multimedia elements of different types and formats.

Multimedia formats

Multimedia elements (like audio or video ) are stored in media files.
The most common way to discover the type of a file, is to look at the file extension.
Multimedia files have formats and different extensions like: .wav, .mp3, .mp4, .mpg, .wmv, and .avi.

Common Video Formats

There are many video formats out there.The MP4, WebM, and Ogg formats are supported by HTML.

HTML Common Video Formats Example

Only MP4, WebM, and Ogg video are supported by the HTML standard.

Common audio Formats

MP3 is the best format for compressed recorded music. The term MP3 has become synonymous with digital music.If your website is about recorded music, MP3 is the choice.

HTML Common audio Formats example

Only MP3, WAV, and Ogg audio are supported by the HTML standard.


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