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Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

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Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

Wav files won't play in Firefox 22. Previous versions of Firefox are fine. Other sound is fine. I have the latest mac OS X. Quicktime is set to play wav files. I have the latest version of it.

Is there a fix for this?

Is there any other plugins I can install which will play the wav files?

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Re: Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

I found the following bug (looks like it will be fixed in Firefox 23)

  • Bug 890516 - Embedded audio stopped working after installing FF 22
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Re: Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

The QuickTime plugin should play wav files in Firefox 22 as long as they are served with the correct content type and your Applications list is set to open them with the QuickTime plugin. Ref: Applications panel - Set how Firefox handles different types of files

According to my aboutSmiley Tonguelugins list, my QuickTime Plug-in version 7.7.4 is enabled and should open WAVE audio files served with the audio/x-wav and audio/wav content types. I've attached an image of what I see in the Firefox Applications list for wav.

On windows, this wav file opens in my QuickTime plugin:

Does that link work for you? If it does, then do you have a link to a wave file where it doesn't wotk?

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Re: Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

Thank you for your reply. The mystery thickens. I was able to play your woptheme.wav file.

In Application Preferences (Mac OS X) I have "Use Quicktime Plugin" for audio/wav though there is no entry for audio/x-wav.

I have changed no settings anywhere. Everything was all right with all previous Firefox versions. Then I installed Firefox 22 and suddenly I had a problem with sound.

The specific sound that no longer works is a wav file which notifies me when I have a new email on my webmail. It still works OK with Safari but somehow stopped working when I installed Firefox 22. When I re-install Firefox 21, it works again. When I re-update to Firefox 22 it stops working again. Yet I can play the wav file you left for me, so I do not understand it.

I do not know what to do or what is causing the problem.

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Re: Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

Hello Sun-flower, see in the first link AliceWyman gave us (Set how Firefox handles different types of files) the Adding download actions session, if for a reason does not exist then you must create that action for the specific entry (audio/x-wav).


thank you

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Re: Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

Thank you for your advice ideato.

I had wondered if my problem was due to the fact that I had no entry for audio/x-wav in my Applications options so I went back to Firefox 21 which had no problems playing my wav sound and discovered that there is also no entry for audio/x-wav yet the wav sound plays OK so it can't be that, unfortunately.

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Re: Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

The specific sound that no longer works, you get it from a program(application), like Google notifier or Notify mail ? if yes, check if the program changed the option or if the program is not compatible with the 22.0 firefox.

it is a program ? if yes which program ?


thanks

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Re: Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

Thank you for trying to help me with my problem, ideato.

Specifically it is my Webmail new email notification sound that no longer works with Firefox 22. It is related to the webmail site which plays the wav sound when a new email arrives for me. I checked with the webmail company who are not aware of the problem. Strangely, it is just with Firefox 22 that does not play the sound. I have just switched back to Firefox 21 and the sound is fine again. Maybe it will rectify itself again with future versions of Firefox. I do not know what else could fix the problem or what could be causing the problem. It has never happened before. It just seems to be the Webmail wav sound. Other wav sounds play OK.

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Re: Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

Any luck with disabling wav in Firefox by setting the media.wave.enabled pref to false on the about:config page?

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Re: Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

Unfortunately, cor-el, there was no joy with trying this.

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Re: Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

Try to delete the mimeTypes.rdf file in the Firefox profile folder to reset all file actions.