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Can't download sound/video files with IE 5.1

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I have an iMac PowerPC G3 400mHz, 192 MB of ram,  use OS 9.0.4 Internet Explorer v. 5.1 exclusively.
I am having trouble downloading .wav files and RealPlayer 8 Plus content (I'm also a relative newbie). The odd thing is that I can download these files fine through Netscape 4 (but I much favor IE).
Any ideas what the glitch could be? Thanks!
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RealPlayer files are often hinted which means the link you click on to download it is just a small text file that references the actual stream. As for wav files, option-click the link to download it. That shoud download it directly to your disk.
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This is a quirk that I have experienced myself.
In IE5, you can set helper applications preferences from the file menu-

Exporer/ preferences/ file helpers

Then type a "w" to scroll to files starting with that letter, in this case "wav".
Now, you want to choose/modify an application to open that wav file. Quicktime should be the default, and it's what I prefer.

Another thing to try is;
 
Control+click on the file you want to download. Download link to disk, to open later.

Hope this helps.
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phoenix: please read the guidelines for posting comments and answers before locking up questions.
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Try holding the Option key down and click the link you want.  it will download the file that the link points to.
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