is <audio> and <video> just for local files?

or could I : <video> <iframe> </video> just for semantic reasons...

26th Oct 2017, 9:10 PM
Andres Gornatti
Andres Gornatti - avatar
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No, it's not a semantic element, but it's also not for local files. It's for files that can be accessed with a URL (http://www.example.com/myvideo.mp4) The browser does not have access to files on a user's computer unless the file was copied into local storage specifically by the user. I don't see why you would ever need to use an iframe, the <video> tag is much more efficient.
29th Oct 2017, 6:47 AM
Adam - avatar
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audio and video tags are for server files, not local files. It's only for local file, if the html run from your local machine.
27th Oct 2017, 3:26 AM
Calvi’≤ - avatar
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well, you could just use iframe, or if you like youtube, click embed
26th Oct 2017, 9:21 PM
Joshua - avatar