Is it possible to use data URIs in video and audio tags?

These are my test results. I’ll try with Ogg as well if prompted.


  • W = Wave, WD = Wave with base64 encoded data:uri
  • M = MP3, MD = MP3 with base64 encoded data:uri

Test results

  • Chrome 6.0.472.55: M, MD (no wave)
  • Firefox 3.6: W, WD (no mp3:s)
  • Firefox 4.0b1: W, WD (no mp3:s)
  • iPad iOS 3.2: W, M (no data:uri)
  • iPhone iOS 4: W, M (no data:uri)
  • Opera 10.62: W, WD (no mp3:s)
  • Safari 5.0.1: W, WD, M, MD

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