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Safari 6.1.4 : no audio

     
11:33 am on Jun 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I just updated to Safari 6.1.4. (OSX 10.8.5).

It won't play audio in an html5 page (ff, chrome, opera all good).

Asking it to open any audio file on the desktop, the audio files are all greyed out: so it's not an internet issue.

It was, until this, my browser of choice for testing and debugging.


Any suggestions, comrades?
5:49 am on June 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I take some of it it back: I was only testing locally.

Online, depending on how you set Safari's security preferences, Quicktime is invoked and the pages do play ok.

Locally, it's still no go: doesn't matter how you set the "user agent" in the developer menu— 6.1, ff etc—it doesn't play. Suspect it's something I still haven't sussed out.
6:29 am on June 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I checked to see if there were similar problems reported and only found some from a few years ago that were more related to iweb.app pages.

On your own machine it may have to do with file preferences. Most file extensions are set to use a specific program (or app) on your computer by default. If that program is not available in Safari, it would prevent playing. If you can find the file you're trying to play in Finder and view information it will list the apps that can open that type of file and you can (possibly) add Safari to the list of apps.
9:46 pm on June 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the suggestion, but...can't add Safari to "open with" list, and making the file's (an mp3) default player Quicktime instead of Itunes doesn't make a difference either...
Cheers.