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mp3 Links work in all other browsers but not ie

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mp3 Links work in all other browsers but not ie

I have mp3 files (sermons) for which the links work under firefox and Safari but in IE they return "cannot display the webpage"
Obvioulsy I wish this to work under all browsers but I can't see what I need to change. Any pointers would be much appreciated.
Podman
direct link example http://sermons.carmylechurch.co.uk/august09/30thaug09s.mp3
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pierre_pierre
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Re: mp3 Links work in all other browsers but not ie

it played OK on mine, using Apple Quicktime as the player XP SP3 and IE 8
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Re: mp3 Links work in all other browsers but not ie

Opened fine here - using Nero Quicktime
As a side issue it seems a very big file for a sermon - can't you reduce the bit rate
I haven't checked the website but it doesn't appear to be set up for streaming only for a file download.
This is what I see in IE8
Denzil
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Re: mp3 Links work in all other browsers but not ie

I haven't got a copy of IE to check (running Linux) but have you checked that Windows Media Player (or your player of choice) is the default application? It is in something like Control Panel - Programs (Vista) or Add/Remove Programs (XP), then choose Default programs. Check WMP is set to play MP3 files.
scootie
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Re: mp3 Links work in all other browsers but not ie

loads up my default mp3 player fine in IE8 as above  insure ie8 knows which player to use
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Re: mp3 Links work in all other browsers but not ie

HI Everyone,
many thanks for the feedback. Oldjim the file is basically there at present for a few people to download I am currently considering using a player of some sort in joomla which will allow me to select avaliability by user groups.
Many thanks for all your help.

Podman
Waldo
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Re: mp3 Links work in all other browsers but not ie

Quote from: Oldjim
I haven't checked the website but it doesn't appear to be set up for streaming only for a file download.

FWIW it streams for me in Epiphany (and Iceweasel).