Muted Attribute

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Before HTML5, the built-in HTML video player left a lot to be desired. Thankfully, it’s received a well-deserved quality-of-life update with a ton of new functionality in place.

What Is the Muted Attribute in HTML5?

The muted attribute is a new HTML5 property that developers can use to mute/unmute audio and video elements. This boolean attribute can be added to <video> elements by adding muted. Unlike JavaScript, this method will mute the video by default, regardless of browser settings.

Why Would I Need the Muted Attribute?

Not all sites need to have audio alongside their video. If you rely on videos for engagement, you may want them to autoplay as the page loads. However, that can be distracting and ruin your user experience. You can customize your platform’s user experience and prevent churn by muting videos.

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Custom Video Controls with Cloudinary

Using the standard video player is a great way to get a demo up and running. But you’ll need a serious upgrade if you want to expand your brand and get ahead of the competition.

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