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Firefox has suddenly starting downloading audio instead of streaming it.

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I am in version 3.5.7 and I can't go higher on my iMac OS. For years now, Firefox has been streaming mp3s from the website I work on, which is the way I need to work. Suddenly, today, it started downloading the files (including all the old ones that used to work fine), instead of streaming them. I have not updated Firefox (for some time, obviously), nor have I made changes to any other applications on this computer. Is there any setting in 3.5.7 that I can change to make Firefox stream the audio again instead of downloading? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Best, Jon

I am in version 3.5.7 and I can't go higher on my iMac OS. For years now, Firefox has been streaming mp3s from the website I work on, which is the way I need to work. Suddenly, today, it started downloading the files (including all the old ones that used to work fine), instead of streaming them. I have not updated Firefox (for some time, obviously), nor have I made changes to any other applications on this computer. Is there any setting in 3.5.7 that I can change to make Firefox stream the audio again instead of downloading? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Best, Jon

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Tyler Downer
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With your mac you can actually go to Firefox 3.6.28, you should update to that (it's a bit better than 3.5)

With your mac you can actually go to Firefox 3.6.28, you should update to that (it's a bit better than 3.5)

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I just downloaded 3.6.28 (I think I may have tried this once before) and it turned my activedit software, which I need to work in for my job, into html garbage characters -- so I had to switch back to 3.5.7. Either way, the streaming/downloading issue was still there in 3.6.28...

I just downloaded 3.6.28 (I think I may have tried this once before) and it turned my activedit software, which I need to work in for my job, into html garbage characters -- so I had to switch back to 3.5.7. Either way, the streaming/downloading issue was still there in 3.6.28...