I am having the same issue. I did a little more research and found the
following. Under Vista using IE 8 when you click on an MP3 file you are
informed that no association is on file between MP3 and Windows Media Player
(or any other program). This is not the case as MP3, and every other sound
format, is associated with Windows Media Player. Vista lets me save the
file, which I do. Once you open the saved file Windows Media Player comes up
and plays the sound just fine.
If I use XP and IE 7 the web-based MP3 file play just fine by clicking on
the link. If I use Vista and Firefox the MP3 media works just great although
Firefox uses Apple's Quick Time player.
This is clearly not a "show stopper" but I would like to clear this matter
up just as soon as I can. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance,
posted 05/10/2009 on: microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
"D Young" wrote:
> I have several people accessing a web site that cannot get Internet Explorer
> to play the mp3 files from the web page. Up until a week ago, all anyone had
> to do was click on the file name and it would start playing in Windows Media
> Player. Now you get a message that the page could not be displayed.
> Does anyone have any idea what has changed?
> You can reach and play the audio files from other browsers.