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to detect whether the viewer has media player or another sound player

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Does anyone know of a way to detect whether the viewer has media player or another sound player when they open  a page?
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couldn't you just embed you sound to the page, and let the viewers default media player for that sound take care of it?

If not you might should be able to check mime types. I have used this for detecting flash and found it to me "mostly" consistant.

here is an example page:

http://www.webreference.com/js/column20/mimetypes.html





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