June 9, 2013 at 6:52 PM #928
Firefox keeps opening media file links and plays them in the browser not my default media player.
GaryJune 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM #929
In the Applications tab there should be a long list with Content-Types on the left and Actions on the right. Each Action is a drop-down menu where you can have Firefox either save the file, open it with your choice of media player or ask you what to do. What happens to me is that whenever Firefox gets upgraded, these options seem to reset to their defaults.June 9, 2013 at 8:26 PM #930
Tried that, does not work, reset Win 7 defaults, player assoc. files etc. no work.
GaryJune 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM #931
Note: Some file types (e.g. MP3 audio) may have multiple content types that you will need to change. Also, when a plugin is available to handle a content type and you choose a different action for that type, Firefox will only take your chosen action when you access the type directly. For example, you may choose to open MP3 files with a media player application instead of using the plugin that is set to open it. In such cases, your chosen application will be used for file downloads but, when the content type is embedded inside a web page, Firefox will continue to use the plugin to handle the content type.
It seems like you might have to change multiple Content-Type settings for some media. What happens if you disable whatever plugin Firefox is using to play the media?June 9, 2013 at 9:08 PM #932
Gary, you did go to Options/Applications in Firefox itself ? All of my media formats show up there and I have them all set to play using VLC Media Player 2.0.6, which is my media player of choice.June 10, 2013 at 6:45 AM #934
yes.June 10, 2013 at 7:15 AM #935
if i save it as.. it opens in Jet Audio, if i just left click it it opens in FF browser’s media player or what ever it is.
GaryJune 10, 2013 at 7:17 AM #936
Christian how do i change multiple Content-Type settings for some media.& disable whatever plugin Firefox is using to play the media?
GaryJune 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM #937
In the General tab of Firefox’s preferences there should be a button called “Manage Add-ons”. When that opens there should be a Plugins section where you can enable/disable the various embedded media players.
Which Content-Type setting you need to change depends on what type of media you’re dealing with. You said you can save the file right? When you do, what file extension does it have?June 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM #938
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saves as mp3June 10, 2013 at 11:34 PM #944
I’m not familiar with most of those plugins so I don’t know which ones if any are being used to play the mp3. I think at least one of those (assuming that’s all your plugins) has to be an mp3 player, otherwise Firefox would just prompt you to download the file.
Can you link to a site that does this? That might help me see what is going on.
In my copy of Firefox, there’s three mp3 related content-types, “MP3 Audio”, “MP3 Audio (streamed)”, and “MP3 ShoutCast playlist”. All three probably need to be set to “Save File” for it to work.June 11, 2013 at 6:43 AM #946
This is options applications FF21.
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June 11, 2013 at 6:47 AM #947
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left click to listen, do not right click to save.
i have no problem w/ saving it, i have a problem w/ just opening it.
GaryJune 11, 2013 at 7:57 AM #949
I think I found something here.
Starting in Firefox 21 on Windows 7 and above, downloaded MP3 files (also MP4 files with the H.264 video codec and either AAC audio or MP3 audio codec) are also automatically played. Firefox Options -> Applications settings for those MIME types are ignored, unless you go to about:config and toggle the preference media.windows-media-foundation.enabled to false
So try entering about:config in your URL/address bar, enter the key media.windows-media-foundation.enabled for the Filter, then, assuming that key shows up, change its status to false.June 11, 2013 at 8:12 AM #950
Got it, thank you.
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