Before HTML5, audio files could only be played in a browser with a plug-in (like flash).
The HTML5 audio element specifies a standard way to embed audio in a web page.
There are also DOM events that can notify you when an audio begins to play, is paused, etc.
How It Works
The controls attribute adds audio controls, like play, pause, and volume.
The source element allows you to specify alternative audio files which the browser may choose from. The browser will use the first recognized format.
The text between the audio tags will only be displayed in browsers that do not support the audio element.
Inserting a audio