Online MP3's Open in Browser with QuickTime
Posted on 2006-06-30
I'm having a really irritating problem at the moment and hope someone here might have a solution.
Until recently, when I've clicked a link to an MP3 file in Firefox, I've been prompted to either open the file or save it. This is expected and is my preferred behavior. However, since I installed iTunes I've been having real trouble.
When iTunes is installed, QuickTime is installed along with it. Now, whenever I click an MP3 file in Firefox, the file is loaded in a new browser tab using the QuickTime plugin. This is not something I have QuickTime permission to do. Additionally, I've checked the file associations for MP3 files and they don't match how the software is behaving. Windows Media Player is set as the default player for MP3 files as it should be. I've been into the QuickTime preferences and made sure that QuickTime is not set as the default player for MP3 files on both the "File Types" tab and the "MIME Types" button under the "Browser" button. However, still, online MP3s load with QuickTime in a Firefox tab.
I cannot seem to fix this problem and it's starting to drive me insane. I'm irritated enough that I have to install QuickTime just to be able to use iTunes, but for it to be effectively hijacking my settings is making the whole situation even worse.
Any suggestions that anyone could offer would indeed be welcomed.