HTML <bgsound>  Definition, Usage and Examples

The <bgsound> HTML Tag has been deprecated. It creates a sound file to play in the background while the page is being used; instead, use <audio> HTML Tag. The attributes of the <bgsound> HTML Tag are balance, loop, src, and volume attributes. 

<bgsound> code block example to learn how it works is given below. 

<bgsound src="">

The second example usage of the “<bgsound>” code block example is below. 

<body>
    <center>
        <h1>Holistic SEO & Digital</h1>
               <bgsound src="holisticseodigital.mp3" />
         <p>Please plug in a speaker/headphones to hear the sound.</p>
    </center>
</body>

What is <bgsound>  HTML Tag?

The <bgsound> HTML Tag is used to play the soundtrack in the background; when you leave the page and open a new tab, the track will continue to play in the background.

Except for Internet Explorer, the <bgsound> HTML Tag is not applicable to other browsers. It doesn’t show any graphical interface and simply plays the track in the background.

How to Use <bgsound>  HTML Tag?

To use the <bgsound> HTML Tag, the web developer should write the <bgsound src=””> and insert the background sound. The soundtrack will be played in the background.

Example Usage of <bgsound>  HTML Tag?

The following example of usage of <bgsound> HTML tag is given below. 

<body>
    <center>
        <h1>Travel blog</h1>
               <bgsound src="travelsound.au" />
         <p>Please plug in a speaker/headphones to hear the sound.</p>
    </center>
</body>

What are the Attributes of <bgsound>  HTML Tag?

There are multiple attributes for the <bgsound> HTML Tag. The following attributes are listed below.

  • balance attribute: The <bgsound> HTML Tag supports balance attribute. The balance  attribute defines a number between -10,000 and +10,000 that determines how the volume will be divided between the speakers.
  • loop attribute: The <bgsound> HTML Tag supports loop attribute. The loop attribute specifies the number of times a sound will be played and can be either numeric or the keyword infinite.
  • src attribute: The <bgsound> HTML Tag supports src attribute. The src attribute indicates the URL of the sound file to be played, which must be of the following formats: .wav, .au, or .mid.
  • volume attribute: The <bgsound> HTML Tag supports volume attribute. The volume attribute specifies a number between -10,000 and 0 that determines the volume of the background sound on a page.

What are the Default CSS Settings for <bgsound>  HTML Tag?

There are no Default CSS Settings for <bgsound> HTML Tag.

What are the Related other HTML Tags to <bgsound>?

There is only one related HTML Tag to <bgsound> HTML Tag which is the <audio> HTML Tag. The <audio> HTML Tag is used to specify the audio content.

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