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Re: echovirus mp3
>There are other players out there capable of playing MP3 files, such as
>Windows Media Player... Or is this more of a proprietary Java-esque
It's not a play issue, it's a download issue. Netscape downloads mp3s in
7 bit mode, basically ASCII. However, mp3s are binary files, and need to
be downloaded in 8 bit mode. Now you can download ASCII with an 8 bit
connection, easy, but if you try the other way around, you get crap.
A lot of people zip their mp3s for this very reason--netscape is
enough to download zip files in 8 bit mode. There is no way to tell
Netscape to download binary, like you could with a ten year old ftp
program. This is a flaw in a program that is otherwise about a million
times more pleasant to deal with than the Microsoft product.
GetRight is a program that will do the trick, though, but it only works
with valid URLs. Which is killed by the cgi script.
*Consider yourself warned.* -- Grendel (Industrial/Electronic Prog):
Against a Sickness: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/4664