IE 8 - How to stop Windows Media Player from automatically opening.MP3s?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by vik path, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. vik path

    vik path Guest

    Hi everyone,

    Am new to this site, and am hoping someone can help me!

    I'm trying to download .mp3s from a site, but instead of the Save As or Open option (which I want) Windows Media Player (v.12 I believe) is opening them automatically.

    I want to download to my desktop for future use, but can't.

    I had this same problem in Firefox, but fixed it thru Options>Content>Ask Always

    Anything similar for IE?

    Please help!
    Thanks!!
    VP.

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    vik path, Sep 28, 2009
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  2. vik path

    vik path Guest

    forgot to mention my specs...

    Sorry, forgot to mention I am on Windows 7, but have experienced the same issue with Vista and XP.
    Also, for the mp3 files, there is no link to which I can right click save as. There is a button that you have to click to open the mp3 (uses javascript i think)




    vik path wrote:

    IE 8 - How to stop Windows Media Player from automatically opening .MP3s?
    28-Sep-09

    Hi everyone,

    Am new to this site, and am hoping someone can help me!

    I'm trying to download .mp3s from a site, but instead of the Save As or Open option (which I want) Windows Media Player (v.12 I believe) is opening them automatically.

    I want to download to my desktop for future use, but can't.

    I had this same problem in Firefox, but fixed it thru Options>Content>Ask Always

    Anything similar for IE?

    Please help!
    Thanks!!
    VP.

    EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
    WPF DataGrid Custom Paging and Sorting
    http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial...f-32b2d802ae17/wpf-datagrid-custom-pagin.aspx
    vik path, Sep 28, 2009
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    MHL Guest

    Re: IE 8 - How to stop Windows Media Player from automatically opening .MP3s?

    Get iTunes. Apple.com

    "vik path" wrote in message news:...
    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > Am new to this site, and am hoping someone can help me!
    >
    > I'm trying to download .mp3s from a site, but instead of the Save As or
    > Open option (which I want) Windows Media Player (v.12 I believe) is
    > opening them automatically.
    >
    > I want to download to my desktop for future use, but can't.
    >
    > I had this same problem in Firefox, but fixed it thru Options>Content>Ask
    > Always
    >
    > Anything similar for IE?
    >
    > Please help!
    > Thanks!!
    > VP.
    >
    > EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
    > WPF DataGrid Custom Paging and Sorting
    > http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial...f-32b2d802ae17/wpf-datagrid-custom-pagin.aspx
    MHL, Sep 29, 2009
    #3
  4. vik path

    Andy I. Guest

    Re: IE 8 - How to stop Windows Media Player from automatically opening .MP3s?

    Hi "VP",

    When Windows Media Player opens your MP3, can't you go to FILE | SAVE AS??
    This works in WMP v. 11.

    Andy I.


    <vik path> wrote in message news:...
    : Hi everyone,
    :
    : Am new to this site, and am hoping someone can help me!
    :
    : I'm trying to download .mp3s from a site, but instead of the Save As or
    Open option (which I want) Windows Media Player (v.12 I believe) is opening
    them automatically.
    :
    : I want to download to my desktop for future use, but can't.
    :
    : I had this same problem in Firefox, but fixed it thru Options>Content>Ask
    Always
    :
    : Anything similar for IE?
    :
    : Please help!
    : Thanks!!
    : VP.
    :
    : EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
    : WPF DataGrid Custom Paging and Sorting
    :
    http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial...f-32b2d802ae17/wpf-datagrid-custom-pagin.aspx
    Andy I., Sep 29, 2009
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  5. vik path

    vik path Guest

    same issue

    Thanks for the idea.
    All I want is the Open or Save As option.
    Is this possible?
    THanks!
    PS. just FYI all the music is copyright free



    MHL wrote:

    Re: IE 8 - How to stop Windows Media Player from automatically opening .MP3s?
    28-Sep-09

    Get iTunes. Apple.co

    "vik path" wrote in message news:...

    EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
    WPF DataGrid Custom Paging and Sorting
    http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial...f-32b2d802ae17/wpf-datagrid-custom-pagin.aspx
    vik path, Sep 29, 2009
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    undisclosed Guest

    open windows media playe
    goto options in tools
    then goto file types tab,uncheck mp3 and wma then click ok
    now you can open it in your favorite player which you want

    --
    davisreed
    undisclosed, Sep 30, 2009
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    vik path Guest

    thanks, but still not working

    davisreed,
    thanks for ur reply friend.
    I dont have a problem with WMP playing the file. I just want the option to save it to my desktop instead of it ending up in my temp files.
    This is so strange, not sure if this is a feature of the new IE or WMP or its just a setting that has been checked by mistake...
    Any help would appreciated.

    thanks again



    undisclosed wrote:

    Re: IE 8 - How to stop Windows Media Player from automatically opening.MP3s?
    30-Sep-09

    open windows media player
    goto options in tools.
    then goto file types tab,uncheck mp3 and wma then click ok.
    now you can open it in your favorite player which you want.


    --
    davisreed

    EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
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    vik path, Oct 1, 2009
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  8. vik path

    Andy I. Guest

    Re: thanks, but still not working

    Hello again VP,

    Just for interest, if you tried my suggestion, what happened?

    Andy I.


    <vik path> wrote in message news:...
    : davisreed,
    : thanks for ur reply friend.
    : I dont have a problem with WMP playing the file. I just want the option to
    save it to my desktop instead of it ending up in my temp files.
    : This is so strange, not sure if this is a feature of the new IE or WMP or
    its just a setting that has been checked by mistake...
    : Any help would appreciated.
    :
    : thanks again
    :
    :
    :
    : undisclosed wrote:
    :
    : Re: IE 8 - How to stop Windows Media Player from automatically
    opening.MP3s?
    : 30-Sep-09
    :
    : open windows media player
    : goto options in tools.
    : then goto file types tab,uncheck mp3 and wma then click ok.
    : now you can open it in your favorite player which you want.
    :
    :
    : --
    : davisreed
    :
    : EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
    : WPF DataGrid Custom Paging and Sorting
    :
    http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial...f-32b2d802ae17/wpf-datagrid-custom-pagin.aspx
    Andy I., Oct 1, 2009
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  9. vik path

    undisclosed Guest

    vik path;1635303 Wrote:
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > Am new to this site, and am hoping someone can help me
    >
    > I'm trying to download .mp3s from a site, but instead of the Save As o
    > Open option (which I want) Windows Media Player (v.12 I believe) i
    > opening them automatically
    >
    > I want to download to my desktop for future use, but can't
    >
    > I had this same problem in Firefox, but fixed it thr
    > Options>Content>Ask Alway
    >
    > Anything similar for IE
    >
    > Please help
    > Thanks!
    > VP
    >
    > EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choic
    > WPF DataGrid Custom Paging and Sortin
    > 'WPF DataGrid Custom Paging and Sorting' (http://tinyurl.com/y9j43ry


    I had the same problem, it solves
    'Forcing Video and Audio Downloads' (http://tinyurl.com/yk98fcj

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    amartinezrivas
    undisclosed, Nov 5, 2009
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