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HTML HTML Video and Audio (Retired) Media Basics The Video and Source Elements

Ricard Taujenis
Ricard Taujenis
4,383 Points

About the controls input

Asks to input controls on <video> attribute when i insert it dosnt seem to function even i dont understand the reason if the source has control atribute?

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>HTML Video and Audio</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="normalize.css">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito:400,300' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="main.css">

    <h1>HTML Video and Audio</h1>

    <div class="wrapper">

      <!-- Add your code below this line -->
        <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.mp4" type="video/mp4" controls />



1 Answer

Stefan Hall
Stefan Hall
51,970 Points

Hi Ricard,

The controls attribute is supposed to be added to the video tag like this:

<video controls>
    <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.mp4" type="video/mp4">

You want to add the controls (play, pause, volume, etc) to the video element itself, not the source! The video element is the actual player, while the source tags specify one or more media resources that can be played in the player.

Hope this helps