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I cannot play an mp3 file as background musci in FF 12. The mp3 file plays in both Chrome and IE 7. I keep getting an error: The QuickTime plugin has crashed. I would like to be able to run the site: http://www.patsyclinetributeshow.com in all browsers without having the user made to download any plugin. It would be great if FF would play the mp3 background music with Windows Media Player automatically as all PC users have that player installed.

Thank you for any assistance in advance!!!

Chosen solution

You can force Firefox to use the Windows Media Player plugin by specifying a type that WMP supports: type="application/x-mplayer2"

<object>
 <param name="autostart" value="true">
 <param name="src" value="/audio/home.mp3">
 <param name="autoplay" value="true">
 <embed src="/audio/home.mp3" autostart="1" type="application/x-mplayer2" height="0" width="0" />
 </object>

Note that not all visitors will appreciate that music starts playing automatically without a way to stop playing that music, so I would advice to either have the player visible (height="45" width="300") or add a button to mute the sound.

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Crash ID

2bbc7e2b-a0d1-43e0-ae45-c681f46be172

Installed Plug-ins

The plugins listed below are up to date Plugin Icon Microsoft® Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin np-mswmp 1.0.0.8 Up to Date Plugin Icon Adobe Acrobat Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.3 10.1.3.23 Up to Date Plugin Icon Silverlight Plug-In 5.1.10411.0 5.1.10411.0 Up to Date Plugin Icon Shockwave Flash Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 11.2.202.235 Up to Date Plugin Icon RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In (32-bit) RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In 15.0.4.53 Up to Date Plugin Icon RealNetworks(tm) Chrome Background Extension Plug-In (32-bit) RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In 15.0.4.53 Up to Date Plugin Icon QuickTime Plug-in 7.7.2 The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site. 7.7.2.0 Up to Date Plugin Icon Windows Live™ Photo Gallery NPWLPG Unknown plugin Research Plugin Icon Picasa Picasa plugin Unknown plugin Research Plugin Icon Google Update Google Update Unknown plugin Research Plugin Icon RealPlayer Download Plugin RealPlayer Download Plugin Unknown plugin Research Plugin Icon RealJukebox NS Plugin RealJukebox Netscape Plugin

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/536.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/19.0.1084.52 Safari/536.5

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Chosen Solution

You can force Firefox to use the Windows Media Player plugin by specifying a type that WMP supports: type="application/x-mplayer2"

<object>
 <param name="autostart" value="true">
 <param name="src" value="/audio/home.mp3">
 <param name="autoplay" value="true">
 <embed src="/audio/home.mp3" autostart="1" type="application/x-mplayer2" height="0" width="0" />
 </object>

Note that not all visitors will appreciate that music starts playing automatically without a way to stop playing that music, so I would advice to either have the player visible (height="45" width="300") or add a button to mute the sound.

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