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Configuration to "Always ask" fails when downloading MP3 files.

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Why doesn't the configuration to "Always ask" prevent the automatic playing of a downloaded MP3 file?

In Firefox 3.6.8 "Options" window, "Applications" tab, for "Content Type" "MP3 file (application/itunes)" and "MP3 file (audio/mpeg)," the selected action is "Always ask" for both.

VLC Multimedia Plug-in 1.1.0.99 is installed and enabled to play the MP3 files.

At different websites offering podcasts via MP3 files, clicking a "Download MP3/4" button or a "mp3" link causes the file to play automatically in Firefox. No dialog window opens asking what to do with the file.

Given the configuration, why doesn't Firefox launch an "Opening " dialog window that asks whether to open or save the file?

Other than disabling the VLC plug-in, how can Firefox be configured to "Always ask" and make it work?

Operating system is Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

Thank you.

Why doesn't the configuration to "Always ask" prevent the automatic playing of a downloaded MP3 file? In Firefox 3.6.8 "Options" window, "Applications" tab, for "Content Type" "MP3 file (application/itunes)" and "MP3 file (audio/mpeg)," the selected action is "Always ask" for both. VLC Multimedia Plug-in 1.1.0.99 is installed and enabled to play the MP3 files. At different websites offering podcasts via MP3 files, clicking a "Download MP3/4" button or a "mp3" link causes the file to play automatically in Firefox. No dialog window opens asking what to do with the file. Given the configuration, why doesn't Firefox launch an "Opening " dialog window that asks whether to open or save the file? Other than disabling the VLC plug-in, how can Firefox be configured to "Always ask" and make it work? Operating system is Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Thank you.