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I recorded some speeches to put on a site. On my laptop they play in windows media player - as mp3s. Indeed in the 'properties' it says open with windows media player. But when I uploaded them to my site they play in Quick Time -which I don't want. Any idea why, and how I can get them to play in windows media player?
Yes, the little quicktime bar shows and then they play. However, I just tried my page at work on work's pc and they are in windows media player here. Obviously a problem on my laptop - some settings must have changed without my knowledge, but only on these speeches. ???
It would normally only be affected by a particular visitor's file associations; if they choose to use WMP as their default player for MP3 files, then that is normally what will happen. But it also depends on how you have implemented these files. Are they just streams or have you used any kind of plugin?
I don't understand the term 'plug-ins'sorry! I recorded these speeches as mp3 and just ftp'd them up to my site. On the laptop as files they play in windows media, which is my default player for mp3, so I really don't get why they're doing this on my own laptop from my own site!
So you haven't used plugins on your site, in that case. That's fine. Just wanted to know.
Even more confused now! Mp3 files open in Windows media player on my laptop in Opera -but still in quicktime in Internet Explorer. I tried IE tools/internet options/add-ons and disabled quicktime, thinking that it would then HAVE to open in windows media player - but now I just get the red cross instead! So I deduce it is a problem personal to my laptop and my internet explorer! Any more suggestions out there please?
Am I allowed to post this in the helproom as well?
Most file associations are affected only be what's set in Windows and/or the programs that can handle those files. But in the case of media files in websites, the browser influences it as well. I assume you have Firefox, right? Have a look at how firefox is configured to handle downloads, and you'll see what I mean. It's influenced both by the type of browser and by the users preferences. For example; if I donloaded your files, they would automatically play in Jet Audio, but if they were WMA files, they would simply be saved to a folder of my choosing and not no media player would be launched at all. To a great extent, you are at the mercy of user prefs, unless you want them to play in a plugin. Have a look at NOF's plugins for more on that.
I don't (at this moment!) care about other users' preferences; I just want to be able to play my own mp3 files from my own site on my own laptop using IE and windows media player not quick time!! Something has altered the settings of my audio files on this one of my websites such that they now play in quicktime not mediaplayer and I can't figure it out.
When you played them on your laptop and they played in Media Player were you accessing them from a local copy of your site or do you mean that you were just playing the mp3 files themselves?
If you were playing the mp3 files themselves (not a link on a web page) then the difference is that the file played according to Windows file association for mp3.
Then when you play the same file from the web site it played according to the browser's file association for that file type.
In which case nothing has altered the settings on your laptop, it is using a different set of settings!
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