Robbie, I went to the address you linked on the MMD yesterday and
tried 2 players on file app_002c.mp3 Neither AudioActive or Nero
could play it. I get a window that says, "Unexpected file format."
Somehow, the mp3 file you have at the Sounds page gets automatically
categorized as a RealPlayer file, and I have nothing to play it.
Would the ISP do that? Surely not. I am really perplexed about this,
and suspect that if I have it, so do others have it. It's like a virus.
How do we fix that?
[ At http://mmd.foxtail.com/Sounds/index.html is audio file
[ app002c.mp3 (note the new file name) encoded as MPEG 2.5 layer 3,
[ 24 kbit (streaming) 11.025 kHz mono. It was tested with players
[ Audioactive Player 2.06c and Winamp v2.64. Also at the Sounds page
[ is "Boll Weevil Blues", file BollWeevil.mp3, encoded as MPEG 1.0.
[ Check the specifications of your existing audio player programs to
[ see if they can decode MPEG 2.5 layer 3 encoded audio. Links to
[ Winamp and Audioactive download sites are at the MMD Sounds page.
[ After downloading the audio file try changing the extension to, e.g.,
[ *.zyx or something not used. Then when you click to open the file
[ you can choose which player program to associate with this extension.
[ Presently at your computer the extension *.mp3 is associated with
[ RealAudio, so Windows thinks that program RealPlayer should open it.
[ This is okay unless you want a different program to play mp3 files.
[ Try the methods reported previously to break the association
[ of "mp3" with RealPlayer. You can leave intact the existing
[ associations for *.ra and *.ram since these are RealAudio formats,
[ not MPEG encoded formats.