HTML <embed> tag

HTML <embed> tag : Definition

• The HTML <embed> element is generally used to embed external application, multimedia content like a picture,an audio, a video or a plug-in application into an HTML document.

• The <embed> tag has never been an element of the HTML 4 specification.

• The <embed> tag is included in HTML5 as a standard.


To display a picture, it is recomended to better use the <img> tag.

To display HTML file type, it is recomended to better use the <iframe> tag.

To display video or audio, it is recomended to better use the <video> and <audio> tags.


Attribute Value Description
height pixels Specifies the height of the embedded content
src URL Specifies the address of the external file to embed
type media_type Specifies the media type of the embedded content
width pixels Specifies the width of the embedded content

<embed> tag example :

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <h1>The image embeded example</h1>
    <embed type="image/jpg" src="app-assets/images/course-images/html-tutorial.png" width="300" height="200">


The image embeded example

Example 2: html document embeded example

  <!DOCTYPE html>
    <h1>The html document embeded example</h1>
    <embed type="text/html" src="html-tutorial.php"  width="500" height="200">

Output :


The html document embeded example