Firefox and Quicktime problem.
February 16, 2005 12:57 PM   Subscribe

Firefox and Quicktime problem. More inside.
posted by eatcherry to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
 
I have Quicktime and Firefox 1.0 installed and usually have no problems with either. However, when I try to listen to the audio pronunciations on answers.com or m-w.com, Firefox doesn't recognise Quicktime. When I try to reinstall, Firefox can't find the missing plug-in and gives me the option to install manually (which I've done - it doesn't fix the problem). Any other time I click on a Quicktime link it works fine - it's only the dictionary audio that's not working (it works in IE). I can only seem to find Google info about Quicktime not working at all, and the advice is usually to reinstall, which obviously I've already tried.
posted by eatcherry at 12:57 PM on February 16, 2005


Well, the pronunciations on those sites aren't really Quicktime - they're embedded .WAV files. For some reason Quicktime isn't grabbing the audio/x-wav MIME type in FireFox. If you want Quicktime to handle these, check out this discussion on getting Quicktime to display the MIME types you want it to.
posted by zsazsa at 1:01 PM on February 16, 2005


That link fixed it - thank you!
posted by eatcherry at 1:16 PM on February 16, 2005


Cool! That one has been bugging me for a while.
posted by AstroGuy at 4:15 PM on February 16, 2005


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