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Can't download mp3 files

asked 2014-02-24 22:48:11 +0300

ShaneQful gravatar image

When ever I try to open an mp3 from an app like the RSS reader Tides, it opens in the browser and there's no option to download the file. I'd like to be able to download the file so I can listen to podcasts offline. Does anyone have a work around (so I can download it entirely on th phone) or a way to fix this.

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Hi Shane - Do you mean 'Tidings' from Jolla store? Also, provide a link/title containing a podcast/mp3 so I/we can have a go at recreating what you're trying to achieve. Regards, I understand what you're doing but I cannot find an RSS reader called 'Tides'.

Spam Hunter ( 2014-02-25 18:32:56 +0300 )edit

Yes,sorry about that I did mean "Tidings" and it's an issue in general not just with "Tidings" but if you want to fully reproduce the issue.

Download Tidings -> Add feed http://feeds.feedburner.com/coderradiomp3 -> Open an episode -> Press play ->

Expected: File is downloaded or played within the app.(The later is not an OS issue)

Actual: File is streamed in browser with no option to download

ShaneQful ( 2014-03-24 21:55:03 +0300 )edit

I think the problem is regarding to the limitation of the browser of not providing a download option for mp3s. Is there actually a way of downloading mp3s yet? This issue was raised way back: 8693

minnist ( 2014-03-28 00:46:09 +0300 )edit

Yes minnist is right this is exactly the issue I'm talking about

ShaneQful ( 2014-03-28 02:43:51 +0300 )edit

This same problem is present with links to mp3 files in webpages in Jolla browser. The files are opened in HTML5 player with no download option provided.

jsalonen ( 2014-08-06 21:36:06 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-23 16:52:57 +0300

updated 2015-02-23 16:53:24 +0300

Since you asked for a workaround, found one in this post - https://together.jolla.com/question/82592/bug-stock-browser-unable-to-dowload-playlist/

In ~/.mozilla/mozembed/prefs.js add filetype what you need to download and use in Media app

user_pref("media.ogg.enabled", false);
user_pref("media.mp3.enabled", false);
user_pref("media.m3u.enabled", false);
user_pref("media.pls.enabled", false);
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Asked: 2014-02-24 22:48:11 +0300

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