Works for me, I am using chrome, something must be up with your settings.
Have you tried an alternate browser, and have you made sure you have the quicktime plugin installed and approved to work on your WD page?
It's not just me, it's all my clients using my FM solution via WebDirect. None of them can play the MP3 files through web browsers. We've tried Safari, Chrome, Firefox...all fail.
Most of the clients are using Macs, and it fails for them, too (a special QT plugin shouldn't be needed on Macs, right?)
No, it seems to me it's a problem with my FM settings since it happes to everyone via WebDirect.
Works fine in FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go.
I've tried turning on and off the container's field's interactive settings, but it doesn't help.
Any other suggestions for setting changes?
Guess I'm going to have to write a download and play script for each file for Web Direct users? (anyone know why this doesn't work the same in Web Direct as it does in FMP and FMG?)
How are your containers stored?
If it's all of your users, then you've most likely set up your storage in a way that does not allow web users to access and stream the file.
quicktime is required (as far as I can tell), but you should get a status bar message asking for either permission to install or permission to use the quicktime plugin when you press play in a field.
As noted by my test, it can work just fine. Something is just set up wrong in your file. If you want to give up troubleshooting though and create a download script for your webdirect users, that certainly is a possibility.
Try making a sample file. Just create a new file, single table, single layout, single container field, single record, insert an mp3 file. Use all of the filemaker default settings. Host it and access it from webdirect. Does it work?
Did you manage to resolve this issue? I'm having the same problem. mp3 files work fine in FileMaker, but do not work in WebDirect on my 2 windows machines or Mac laptop. You just see the icon. I'm using a hosting company FMPHost and wondering if the problem lies with them, since they seem to work for Mike.
I read somewhere you should check if the filemaker server ports are correctly open. Hope this helps.