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Firefox no longer plays embedded MP3's.


I'm using Firefox 17.0.1 on my Mac (system 10.7) and for some reason, it won't play embedded MP3's. It says I'm missing a plug-in, but as far as I can tell, I am not. When I click on "search for plug-in" it indicates nothing is available. Any solutions?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

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  • Top 10 Contributor
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Sometimes, the video or audio content in a web page cannot be properly downloaded and displayed in Firefox. A required plugin may be missing, outdated, blocked, in conflict with another plugin or extension, or the content may be blocked for some reason. This article will help you solve these problems.

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Thanks for that, but unfortunately, it hasn't corrected the issue for me. Just an embedded MP3 won't play (from my own website.) Of course, it play on Firefox on my Desktop mac. I can't seem to get this to work or find a solution....

  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10754 solutions 96787 answers

Maybe you need to install or enable (Tools > Add-ons > Plugins) some plugins to be able to handle more types of media files.