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Re: firefox, mplayerplug-in



Nigel,

Thanks for the info.  I usually right-click and choose "save link as" to download an mp3 that is linked directly.  However, I am trying to access the output of a web application at:
http://ckdu.dal.ca
I click the download button and the script redirects the web browser to an mp3, for instance:
http://ckdu.dal.ca/32/20080120.12.50-13.10.mp3

In the past this has worked fine, Firefox would ask me what I wanted to do with the mp3 file.

But since Fedora 7 it automatically plays the file... :(

I guess I should probably post this to a Firefox mailing list...



On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Nigel Henry <cave dnb tiscali fr> wrote:
On Thursday 31 January 2008 19:02, francis keyes wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I'm using Fedora 7 with firefox-2.0.0.10-2.fc7.
> Whenever I try to download an mp3 the file opens in Firefox and starts
> playing instead of asking me what I want to do with the file.   i thought
> this might be the mplayerplug-in at work but removing the plugin with yum
> made no change.
>
> I tried Preferences--> Content--> File Types--> Manage but no file types
> are listed and I can't add any.
>
> Does nyone know how to tell Firefox what to do with an mp3 file?
>
> Thanks

Hi Francis. I think you'll find that Firefox will do much as any browser when
clicking on a music file. It will try and play it, rather than download it.

Looking at this site for example. http://www.musically.me.uk/updates.html

If I click on an mp3, Firefox starts to use mplayerplugin to play it. If you
right click on the file, you can use the "save link as" option, to save the
file to disk.

I use KDE, and Kget for downloads, and have installed the Flashgot plugin on
Firefox. The Flashgot plugin allows me to download files using KDE's Kget.
Again, if you right click on the mp3 file, and select "FlashGot Options", you
have an option to use Kget for the download, and can then decide where you
want to download the file to.

All the best.

Nigel.

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