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Re: firefox, mplayerplug-in



On Thursday 31 January 2008 22:51, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Thursday 31 January 2008 21:32, francis keyes wrote:
> > 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...
>
> That's interesting. Indeed Firefox wants to just play the file when
> clicking download (that's on 32kbps, as I'm on dialup) , and a right click
> doesn't give the "save link as" option. I still get the Flashgot options,
> but clicking on Kget does nothing. I tried the site with KDE's Konqueror,
> and just left clicking on the download button. Here I get an options box to
> play the file with Noatun, or Save as. Clicking on Save as takes me to
> Kget's "Where do you want to save it to" window. Having decided where to
> put the file, Kget is downloading the mp3 at the mo.
>
> I'm trying this with Firefox on Archlinux, as I don't have Fedora 7 booted
> up at the mo.
>
> It almost looks like it's more to with the site, and it's willingness to
> work with Firefox, as Konqueror is downloading the file ok.
>
> Nigel.

An update. I've just booted up F8. I've got 2 Firefox's installed. The Fedora 
one with all plugins installed, and a Firefox I installed in /usr/local, with 
no plugins installed, which I installed to check out which plugins some sites 
required.

Using the Firefox with no plugins installed, I go to:
 http://ckdu.dal.ca , and clicking on download, brings up a window asking if I 
want to "Open with" RealPlayer 10 (default), or, (as I've got Flashgot 
installed) want to use "FlashGot" to use Kget for downloading the file, which 
is the box that is checked.

There is also another checkbox in this window "Do this automatically for files 
like this from now on". Could you have accidentally checked that box, so that 
now any mp3's you click on are using the default player, rather than giving 
you the option of saving to disk?

Nigel.


>
> > 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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