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markthedoc
01-30-2007, 10:51 AM
Hi
I'm making a site which is going to have radio recordings available to download as mp3's.
I've made a link to the mp3 file in my root folder. But in IE but when I click the link to download the file I just get the little download symbol in the bottom left corner of the browser. And in Firefox the file starts playing in Quicktime.
What I want to know is how do I get the download window to appear which asks the user do they want to save or play the file?
Any advice gratefully received.

Cheers
Mark

davidj
01-30-2007, 11:12 AM
dont think you can because this would be a client setting..

if i had configured my Quicktime to play my media files i would be a bit upset if a site or plugin ignored my wishes.

you could do a right click and save target as message

domedia
01-30-2007, 02:20 PM
I've seen little scripts lying around for this. Something about triggering mime-type and some active-x vodoo for IE maybe..

domedia
01-30-2007, 02:23 PM
markthedoc, which server side language do you have available?