HTML5 Audio — The State of Play
This is a follow up to my 2009 article Native Audio in the Browser, which covers the basics of HTML5 audio. It may well be worth reading if you want to get a feel for the
<audio> element and associated API.
Now, two and a half years later, it’s time to see how things are progressing. With many new advanced audio APIs being actively worked on and plenty of improvements to the existing native audio we all know and love, it’s certainly an exciting time to revisit the heady world of
A good way of understanding how the land lies is by going through a few use cases. That’s what I’ll attempt to do in this post.
So how do we get started? Well, there are a few things we need to do to prepare the ground. Let’s tackle MIME types first.