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Calculated file path to external MP3 file does not display a player in container

Question asked by mendocinotim on Jun 9, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 10, 2015 by schamblee

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Calculated file path to external MP3 file does not display a player in container

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I offer to customers a library of MP3s that can be stored anywhere in their Mac or PC file system.
And I want to play these using a container field.

I know I can store the files internally using containers - but that's not how I want to do it.
I want the files to live outside the filemaker solution, and to be able to play each one using a container field.

The issue I'm having is the container field does not display a player.
Even though the path to the container's external file is set through a field calc; the container only display that calculated path, but not an audio player - which is what I'm after here.

I made sure to set the container field's Data Formatting Option to use the "Interactive content (PDF, MP3, Etc.)" method.

So why doesn't the Audio Player display in this container field?

I put together a 4.5 min screen capture movie 'to show my exact setup.
You can watch it here:  https://youtu.be/24dsz83J4XM

Thank you (anyone?)

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