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I have some sound samples on my site in .wav format. I notice that since I installed Quicktime Player on my computer, when I click on a link to a .wav file in Firefox it opens Quicktime in a new browser window and streaming the audio. This is very convenient as the files are more than 50Mb. However in IE I get a download window as before, and I have to download the whole file before playing. How could I get streaming to work in IE?
(P.S. Why have I.E. at all when we have Firefox?)
 

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Hi tonychinnery and welcome to TSF !

While Firefox has its own file type management options I believe that Internet explorer handles the files according to the global file types settings.

Open my computer => tools => folder options => file types and change the option for the .wav file type. Also click on advanced and set the default action to "read" instead of "save".
 

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Thanks Justpassingby
However I can't ask my site visitors to do that. What you're saying is that its not possible on the client side. Is there some programing trick I can use on the server?
Otherwise I will have to advise my visitors to use Firefox/Quicktime if they want streaming.
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When I click on a wave file with internet explorer it automatically opens windows media player (not a plugin in the browser but the separate windows media player program) and plays the file in streaming. I've never changed anything to the default wave file type nor to internet explorer so that should be the default setting for most of your visitors.

Try accessing your website with another computer and see what happens.
 

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Thanks justpassingby
I have another computer. It opens Windows Media Player as you say, but then a pop-up message appears telling me it cannot play the track for some mysterious reason. However I take your word for it that the default behaviour would be to play the audio streaming. Thats good news,
Tony
 
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