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02-17-2004, 02:28 PM
I am building a flash website for a local band and I want to have an mp3 file be downloadable from a flash movie button. Is that possible or do I need to have the button go to an html page to download the mp3 files?
03-01-2004, 01:36 AM
What happens when you link directly to the MP3 file from your flash button? (It opens up the user's MP3 player and starts to stream?) You could always zip the MP3's up and just link to the zip file, which will result in the user being prompted for a download.
Lemme know if you need more help :-)
03-01-2004, 10:10 AM
I would rather not have to zip the files. There are a lot of people that surf the web that do not have any unzip program. I am looking to make the user experience as easy as possible.
03-01-2004, 11:27 AM
You may not want to have the zip files, but the problem is that many companies, do to virus and use issues, have blocked the ability to download or listen to MP3 files online. Zips are a common file that is usually not restricted by companies and firewalls. So your user base would actually be larger in the long run by going with zip files. And the newer versions of Windows have built in compression software that will unzip those files for you. So users will not need to have WinZip or any other app. to decompress the file.
03-02-2004, 02:32 AM
I agree with ghstdrgns. There's not really any other way. You can always give them a link to download WinZip :-) if they're on older Windows versions...