How to Find the Music Source in a Webpage

by Brandy Alexander

Web pages can play music when you click a button or it can start on its own. If you want to find out about the tunes you enjoy, you have the option to look at the page's source code. This source contains the entire markup that creates the page, which includes the name and possibly the address of the music file. Use your browser to find the music source of the Web page in question.

Step 1

Point your browser to the Web page you want to look at.

Step 2

Click the "View" menu on your browser and select the "Source," "View Source" or "Page Source" option. This action displays a window containing all the page's code.

Step 3

Scroll through the page until you see an "," "" or "" tag. These HTML elements include music on a Web page.

Look for the "src=" or "id=" entry in a tag mentioned in the previous step and find the music source after the equal sign. Common music file extensions are MIDI, WAV, MP3 and AIFF. To illustrate:


  • If you don't see one of the HTML tags mentioned in Step 3, look for an anchor element that has the music file. For example:

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