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Read this if you use Internet Explorer

by grandpajim / November 26, 2004 3:02 AM PST

I downloaded & tried to use both the beta version & 1.0 of the "Foxfire" browser. However, I could not get sound on some of the sites that I got audio on using IE (such as my own site). Is there some "switch" or something that I am not turning on or something I am not doing right? I would like to use "Firefox", but not if I cannot get audio on all sites that have it.

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Re: Read this if you use Internet Explorer
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 26, 2004 11:30 AM PST


Most often, it's because Firefox doesn't run ActiveX in its default form. You should be able to download a plug in so that the sound works correctly. When you visit the page, normally there is a "plug in" download display in the location where the ActiveX is required. Have you tried installing Sun's Java? Macromedia's Flash or Shockwave?

Give them a try.

Then again, some sites won't work well with Firefox because Firefox is designed to block certain types of code. Trying to "force" Firefox to run that type of code can make it less secure. It's a personal choice that you'll need to make.


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Re: Read this if you use Internet Explorer
by funkid7 / November 26, 2004 2:43 PM PST

Okay Grif, You know your stuff. I may not know much about comps, but I do know one thing; Even if Firefox is more secure than I.E. he has to download a plug-in? To me that is an added measure like recommending a headache to someone. Added stress to the party involed. My I.E. auto updates while I am asleep! In all my comp experiences I have managed to find a way to, "get it all in one!" I guess that is my motto then.
When I buy it, I will already have it! Why didn't Firefox already allow for such a thing? A smarter download file, that looked at what he was running and what he needed, maybe?

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Re: Read this if you use Internet Explorer
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 27, 2004 8:15 AM PST

So, you have "never" been to a site using IE, and the browser has asked if you wanted to install a plug-in?



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Tell us your site and how to play the sounds.
by Kees Bakker / November 27, 2004 6:47 AM PST

You'll get a lot of visitors, and maybe one of them is able to find out why Firefox doesn't play the sound or what plugin or setting is required by looking at the html-code (which tells all to the expert). You'd better post it in the Browser forum, I would say, than in the Newbies forum. People with their own site with sound added hardly can be considered newbies.

Once you know the solution, please add it to this discussion. I think there is a good chance that you'll get a satisfying answer.


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Re: Read this if you use Internet Explorer
by tbone39 / November 27, 2004 9:48 AM PST

did you download the plug-in that fire-fox has
i have fire-fox haven't had any probs.

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