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Why can't I listen to MP3 samples?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by unicorncove, Dec 30, 2006.

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  1. unicorncove

    unicorncove Thread Starter

    Nov 17, 2003
    Every time I visit a website that offers mp3 sound samples, I get an error when I try to hear them.

    For example, visiting a wind chimes website that offers samples of how their products sound. When I click on the "hear a sample" icon, it takes me to another page, with .mp3 at the end of the address, but I get a little exclamation point inside a yellow triangle in the bottom bar and nothing shows up on the page and I don't get to hear the sound.

    When I click on the triangle to find out what the problem is, it tells me, "Error: object expected".

    I don't remember having this problem before IE updated itself and changed it's format a few weeks ago. I have no problem hearing music embedded in websites, it's just the sound samples with a .mp3 address.

    Any idea what the problem is?
  2. MSM Hobbes

    MSM Hobbes

    Apr 22, 2004
    What player did you use before? Now?
    What version of IE are you using now?
    Have you also tried Firefox or another browser?

    To play/hear any .mp3 or such sound, a player, such as winamp, realplayer, etc. must be installed, and it must have permission to play such files.

    May have to reinstall IE, or at the least check all of the settings.
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