Overcoming iOS HTML5 audio limitations

Solutions and workarounds for mobile Safari

From the developerWorks archives

Aaron Gloege

Date archived: October 3, 2018 | First published: October 09, 2012

Though HTML5 audio can be great, it has many limitations as a still-developing specification. Mobile Safari introduces even more limitations. In this article, learn about HTML5 limitations in mobile Safari. Working examples provide solutions and comprehensive workarounds. Learn the advantages of using audio sprites in mobile Safari, and try a few unique solutions to bypass all HTML5 limitations in iOS.

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