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How can I stop a podcast MP3 file from immediately playing (auto play)?

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When I select an MP3 file from a podcast site instead of offering me the option to download or automatically downloading, it starts playing in some default player. I almost always want to download so I can play it in a better player that won't crash when I stop and start it often. I have a Razr HD and have this problem with Chrome also. My old Sprint EVO 4G browser would always ask if I wanted to download or play the file. It was great! Please help!

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In Firefox 21 we offer an option to save the file if you long press on it in the playback UI.

Firefox 21 will be released as Firefox Beta next week and in the release channel in about 7 weeks.

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I just downloaded FF 21 for the PC and I HATE that it immediately plays MP3 and then I have to right-click to download them. Is there any setting I can change so that it behaves like it did pre-FF 21 (I had it set to prompt me on what to do)? For about 99% of the time, I want to save the MP3, not start playing it in the browser.

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hello bobby, enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named media.windows-media-foundation.enabled. double-click it and change its value to false - this will disable html5 playback support for proprietary mpeg formats though...

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Thank you, sir!