Understanding HTML5 audio formats


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Understanding HTML5 audio formats

Audio formats are very similar to video formats and in some cases they are the exact same format just without the video data. We typically has a container format where we get the extension from and then the audio data is compressed using an audio codec. However, for some formats there is no container format at all and the file is simply the audio data. For HTML5 audio we have four formats to choose from: MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis and WAV. The MP3 format is actually one of these audio formats that doesn't have a container format.

The file is simply the audio data compressed with the MP3 codec. MP3 is supported by Safari, IE 9, Chrome, and also Flash. Next we have the AAC format, which is the same format as the MP4 H.264 video format just without the video data. These files will typically have an M4A extension to distinguish them from the video files, even though it's the same container format. AAC is supported by the same browsers as MP3. It's actually the successor to MP3 and can ach...

Understanding HTML5 audio formats
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Understanding HTML5 audio formats provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Steve Heffernan as part of the HTML5: Video and Audio in Depth

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