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The Last Guide That You Would Require For Embedding Video In Your HTML Code



Do you want to know how to embed video in your HTML code?

You’ve come to the right place!

This can be done by the use of an HTML video tag that embeds a media player in the website which supports features such as the video playback. Moreover, it can also be used to embed audio files but it is recommended to use an HTML audio tag in your video embedded code.

The usage of the <video> is completely identical to the <img> tag and in both of these processes, the path of the media is included in one of the many attributes of the <video> tag, known as the SRC attribute.

There are other attributes as well that are used for modifying the media player such as the width attribute, height attribute, etc. We can even change the playing properties such as the autoplay attribute, loop attribute, etc.

Furthermore, there are other available attributes such as the default controls attribute that provides control buttons for the video in the media player in the video embedded code.

However, the browsers that do not support the <video> tag show a fallback error.

Here are the numerous attributes that are used along with the <video> tag:

Attributes in <video> tag

The <video> element also supports the global attributes like all the other elements that are available in HTML.


This is an attribute that accepts the Boolean values and when it is specified, it plays the video as soon as the web page is loaded and does not care about the loading of the data.

But make sure you are using it at the right place otherwise the websites that use such an element just ruin the user experience and make them leave your website which results in an increase in the bounce rate of your website. This problem further leverages to the dropping of rankings in the search engines.

Therefore, you should use the autoplay attribute within the video embedded code only if your website is just meant for playing videos and the user has visited your website only to see the video.

You can set the value of this attribute as false to disable the feature of autoplay.


This attribute helps you in determining the time ranges that are used for buffered media. Thi9s attribute also contains a time range object.


While this attribute is present, the browser provides you with on-screen controls for your video by which you can control various things in the video playback such as pausing and playing the video, increasing or decreasing the volume, etc.


This determines the height of the display area of the video. This is calculated in terms of CSS pixels.


This is yet another attribute that accepts Boolean values. It will replay the video from the beginning when the video is completely played till the end when it is specified in the video embedded code.


This is another attribute that also accepts the value in Boolean form. While this attribute is specified it will make the sound mute from the beginning and when the value of this attribute is settled as false, it will play the sound when the user begins to play the video.


This attribute specifies the URL of the video as the value. However, this attribute is completely optional and you can also use the <source> element inside the video block to mention the link of the video.


That’s how you can embed a video on your website with the help of video embedded code. You now also know about various elements as well. That’s all we have for today.


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