In this section, we will learn what the src attribute is and how to use it.
What is src Attribute in HTML <video> Tag?
The HTML <video> element on its own doesn’t do much if we don’t provide it with a video file to work with.
We can set a video file for the HTML <video > element with the help of `src` attribute.
Basically, the value of this attribute is the URL address of the target video file that we want to display on our video player.
Note: using the src attribute we can only pick one video format which might not be supported by all browsers! For these reasons, developers usually use HTML <source> element instead, which allows them to set multiple formats for the same video file!
HTML src Attribute in <video> Tag Syntax:
<video src = “video file address”> </video>
<video> Tag src Attribute Values
The src attribute takes a string value which is the URL of the target video file that we want it to be played on the webpage.
Example: using src attribute in HTML <video> tag
See the Pen using src attribute in HTML <video> tag by Omid Dehghan (@odehghan) on CodePen.