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how do I play mp3 on website

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HI
I want to play MP3 files on my website, do I need to upload a plugin to the server?
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by:spoxox
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If you want people who visit your website to listen to MP3 files, then the site will be serving the file and it's up to the browser to handle it properly. The browser needs to map the file extension to the appropriate plugin.
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by:spoxox
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...so you have asong.mp3 on your site; I click the link to asong.mp3 and I need the plugin to play it.
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by:dublindavid
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HI
I got it, thanks, I dont think I explained myself properly..

I downloaded some files as a podcast from itunes, they end in m4a

Can I simply rename them to .mp3
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I'd always watch out for violating copyrights. According to m4a.com,

"Apple Computer started using and popularizing the M4A file extension to denote the file was an unprotected (non digital rights management) MPEG 4 Audio file."

There are several tools available that will convert between different formats. Search the web for "music converter". Expect it to take a while to convert a song from one format to another.
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