MP3 Help for a Newbie

Quintin Riis webmaster at
Mon Feb 9 23:48:02 PST 2004

Do you have the right MIME type set ?  It will be set properly with a 
default install.

% touch ~/public_html/test.mp3
% wget
            => `test.mp3.2'
Connecting to connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 0 [audio/mpeg]

     [ <=>                                 ] 0             --.--K/s

01:44:58 (0.00 B/s) - `test.mp3' saved [0/0]

Perhaps  you should try this on your system?  Beyond sending the right 
MIME type, everything is up to the client when it comes to handling the 

(By the way, could you set your email client to wrap at 72 characters 


Jeffrey P. Toth wrote:

> I have set up FreeBSD and have set up several websites. With the websites on FreeBSD I find that clicking on a link to an .mp3 file does not invoke the clients default .mp3 player. In internet explorer it either gives a blank page or IE asks if you would like their built in media player to play the file. How I would I fix this so that clicking on an .mp3 link does call up the clients default player? All the servers I have rented space on before have done this without fail and this is a completely new problem to me which is not good since our sites deal with multiple sound files and no one can figure out how to play them now. I suspect this has something to do with mime settings but I am very new to this and have no idea. I have spent the past 3 days trying to find something on it but only found info about midi files.
> Thank you
> Jeff
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