The sound files are embedded .wav files. Internet Explorer will automatically play the embedded files as long as the
Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > Multimedia > "Play sounds in web pages" box is checked.
Firefox, however, requires the QuickTime plugin.
Step 1: Download the latest version of Quicktime. You have two choices: The standard Quicktime player from Apple or Quicktime Alternative. I have tested both and they both work fine.
Step 2: Once you have downloaded your player of choice, close all browsers. Remove any older versions of Quicktime or Quicktime Alternative through Control Panel > Add/Remove programs. Also, manually delete any Quicktime folders which may have not been removed.
- C:\Program Files\Quicktime
- C:\Program Files\Quicktime Alternative
If there are any remaining plugins from an older version of Quicktime present in the Firefox plugins folder, delete those as well.
Run the Quicktime setup program and follow the instructions.
- Close Firefox
- Navigate to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Plugins\
- Delete all of the npqtplugin.dll files: npqtplugin.dll, npqtplugin2.dll, etc.
- Navigate to C:\Program Files\Quicktime\Plugins\
- Delete all of the npqtplugin.dll files
If you are installing Quicktime Alternative, make sure that the "Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape/Opera Plugin" is checked when selecting which components to install.
Step 3: Setup Quicktime 7 or Alternative 1.5
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Quicktime 7
- Go to the Audio Tab
- If using Alternative, select "General Midi" under "Music Synthesizer"
- Go to the Browser tab and click "Mime Settings"
- Enable the .wav file type. Do not enable Flash.
- Click OK
- Go to the Streaming tab
- Choose the connection that best matches your current Internet connection speed
- Click OK
* Selecting General Midi is necessary as Quicktime Alternative does not include the Quicktime Music Synthesizer.
When selecting the file types you want Quicktime to handle under "Mime Settings", make sure that "Flash File/Flash media" and "FlashPix image file", under miscellaneous, are not enabled. This will cause a conflict with the Macromedia Flash Plug-in and flash files will more than likely cease to play. Even if you do not have the Macromedia plugin installed, leave this unchecked as Quicktime doesn't handle flash files very well.