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Creating An Mp3 Download


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I'm trying to create a link that would allow the user to download an mp3. I thought this would work

<a href="clip.mp3">Download Here</a>

but it just takes me to a seperate page that plays the mp3.I know you could just right click and save target as but I was hoping to make it easier for the user.I've been searching around for a few days with no luck. Any help out there?Thanks in advance.

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Thanks for the response Ingolme.I tried using type but it still tries playing the mp3 in the browser. I tested with Firefox and Safari.I'm looking for a solution similar to when you click a link and it pops up an alert asking if you want to "Run" or "Save" the file.

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I just found the answer to my question with a little more searching.The solution is to create a php file like so

<?header('Content-type: audio/mpeg');header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="audioclip.mp3"');?>

Then just link to the php file

<a href="download.php" target="_blank">Download MP3</a>

Hope this helps someone else in the future.

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I just found the answer to my question with a little more searching.The solution is to create a php file like so

<?header('Content-type: audio/mpeg');header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="audioclip.mp3"');?>
Then just link to the php file
<a href="download.php" target="_blank">Download MP3</a>
Hope this helps someone else in the future.

 

 

Thanks for this help.

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