NOTE: These instructions
have been rendered obsolete.
What happens when you click on a tune link depends on what web browser you use and how you have it set to handle .mp3 files.
Here’s what I’ve learned about Firefox, my browser of choice. I rely on iTunes to manage music files. Unfortunately, iTunes is bundled with Quicktime, which insinuates itself into Firefox as the default plug-in for all sorts of media files. In Firefox, Quicktime will not play more than a few seconds of a tune. So I changed my Firefox settings.
Firefox for Windows instructions: click these in order
Tools (menu bar)
Options (bottom of the menu)
Content (tab or button)
File Types (box) with Manage (button)
Search for or scroll down to find MP3 (“MPEG Layer 3 Audio”)
Change Action (button)
Save to computer (check box)
Firefox for Mac suggestions
To download, one of these should work.
right-click link, or
hold down Apple and click link, or
hold down Alt-Option and click link
You can also pick another music program as a default to open mp3 files.
If you’re smarter than me you can install another plug-in to be the default.
Quicktime works better with Internet Explorer, but I don’t care to use that browser.
If anyone has any advice for other browsers and platforms, please share it with the rest of the Fiddle Club.