filename(Required): the pagename of the media file, without the File: (formerly Image:) prefix
title(Required): the title of the audio file, to be displayed. Do not use quote marks around song titles.
alt: alt text for the image displayed for the file, for visually impaired readers; see Wikipedia:Alternative text for images. This is needed for file formats such as Ogg's .ogv format that include video as well as sound. The alt text should describe just the initial static image, not the entire video or its sound.
The template also takes a number of style parameters to control its appearance:
type: can be used to alter the image displayed at the left depending on the type of audio content being embedded. Acceptable values are sound, speech and music (default)
header: can be used to add a header to the box.
help: if set |help=no, suppresses the help text that normally appears at the bottom of the box. Only do this if there are other audio files on the page which do have the help link; it must be provided on at least the first file on the article.
pos: by default the box floats to the right side of the screen. Setting this to left will cause the box to instead float on the left-hand side.
image: define a different image. Eg |image=[[File:Example.jps|20px]]. You can set |image=none to disable the image entirely.
style: can be used to pass specific style instructions to the box. Setting this to float:none will anchor the box when this is convenient. Setting this to float:none; clear:none will enable the anchored box to co-exist gracefully beside another floating box.
play#: some media files cannot be displayed inline; if this is the case set |play=no to prevent the broken inline link from displaying.
plain: if set |plain=yes, removes most of the ornamentation (table border, image, and help links) to give a minimalist version. This also removes the left/right float and positioning, to allow the box to be manually positioned as desired using the |style= (e.g., |style=float:right) parameter and surrounding markup.
Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address on January 20, 2009.
(Duration: 21 minutes, 21 seconds)
| header = Inaugural Address
| filename = Barack Obama inaugural address.ogv
| alt = A black man in a black coat gestures and talks at a lecturn surrounded by teleprompters. Behind him, in the background, are about a dozen warmly-dressed onlookers.
| title = Inaugural address of Barack Obama
| description = Barack Obama delivers his [[inaugural address]] on January 20, 2009.<br>(Duration: 21 minutes, 21 seconds)
| help = no
| type = sound
| filename = Frase de Neil Armstrong.ogg
| title = "One small step for a man..."
| description = First words spoken on the [[moon]].
| type = speech
| pos = left
| header = Recordings of this phrase:
| filename = Accordion chords-01.ogg
| title = Accordion chords
| description = Chords being played on an accordion
| type = music
| filename2 = Moonlight.ogg
| title2 = ''Moonlight Sonata''
| description2 = [[Beethoven]]'s "Sonata in C-sharp minor"
| filename3 = Au_clair_de_la_lune_mode_do.mid
| title3 = Au Clair de la Lune
| description3 = The traditional French children's song
| play3 = no
The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hAudio microformat, which makes the recording's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to a playlist or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.