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Firefox download audio files instead of playing unlike other browsers?

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In my experience with the TF2 Wiki page, clicking an audio file link would open a new tab where I can play the file. Since I've moved to firefox, I can no longer do this. Instead, the file downloads. Is there a way to change this? I saw in another post that you have to change the flag media.play-stand-alone to true but it was already true.

In my experience with the TF2 Wiki page, clicking an audio file link would open a new tab where I can play the file. Since I've moved to firefox, I can no longer do this. Instead, the file downloads. Is there a way to change this? I saw in another post that you have to change the flag media.play-stand-alone to true but it was already true.

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Yeah I've just noticed. Firefox plays mp3 files instead of downloading, so it may be an issue with the page. Thanks.

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How does the server send this file (content type)?

Can you post a link to a publicly accessible page (i.e. no authentication or signing on required)?

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I don't know why Firefox wants to download this file send as audio/x-wav as it plays fine if I use a data audio URI, it doesn't even show an "Open with" dialog.

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Yeah I've just noticed. Firefox plays mp3 files instead of downloading, so it may be an issue with the page. Thanks.

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