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When is Firefox Mobile getting mp3 and aac html5 support?

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I want to be able to use Firefox for Android to listen to music through Grooveshark's html5 website. From what information I've been able to gather Firefox for Android must still only have ogg hmtl5 support and I don't want to have to use Chrome or the built-in browser just for Grooveshark.

I want to be able to use Firefox for Android to listen to music through Grooveshark's html5 website. From what information I've been able to gather Firefox for Android must still only have ogg hmtl5 support and I don't want to have to use Chrome or the built-in browser just for Grooveshark.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0

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philipp
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hello, firefox android should already make use of the hardware decoders on your smartphone to offer native html5 mp3/aac audio playback...

hello, firefox android should already make use of the hardware decoders on your smartphone to offer native html5 mp3/aac audio playback...
kbrosnan
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Yes Firefox should be able to play back those files on Android. It is likely that the site is doing user agent sniffing instead of feature detection. You can try the phony extension to pretend to be other browsers. It may allow SoundCloud to work. http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/phony/

If Phony does help then it is an issue with SoundCloud's website.

Yes Firefox should be able to play back those files on Android. It is likely that the site is doing user agent sniffing instead of feature detection. You can try the phony extension to pretend to be other browsers. It may allow SoundCloud to work. http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/phony/ If Phony does help then it is an issue with SoundCloud's website.
AaronMT 40 solutions 268 answers

Grooveshark works for me on my Android devices using latest release and Beta versions of Firefox.

Grooveshark works for me on my Android devices using latest release and Beta versions of Firefox.