Native Audio in the Browser with HTML5

Posted by Keefr May 13th, 2011

A lot of the hubbub around HTML5 and media surrounds video, and browsers only supporting certain codecs, while others are only support separate non-compatible codecs. Well what about video’s visually challenged little brother— audio. Until a couple weeks back, I hadn’t played around with embedding audio into an HTML5 page. Turns out, it suffers from a lot of the same issues that are still swirling around HTML5′s video tag.

Native Audio in the browser

Luckily for both, there’s a jQuery plugin that does browser detection and allows CSS to be the source of design and styling:
jPlayer: HTML5 Audio & Video for jQuery

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