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Make M3U playlists play in Safari Web Browsers
I bet you hate it when you go to a website that offers free music downloads and/or previews (like Broadjam) with Safari, and instead of playing the M3U link, Safari just downloads it to disk. I bet you think "those poor Windows users have to use Windows, but they get to listen to these previews."

Well, fret no more. Open up QuickTime Player, then select QuickTime Player -> Preferences -> Quicktime Preferences (or open them via the QuickTime System Preferences panel), click the Plug-in tab, click the MIME Settings button, and under the 'MP3 - MPEG layer III movies and streams' section, check the 'MP3 playlist file' checkbox -- if you look at the Media Type Information after selecting the checkbox, you'll note it lists m3u and m3url as the associated extension types.

If you have Safari open, quit it and restart it. Then go to a site like, search for my friend Rick McGuire, and click on the MP3 button next to each song. Instead of downloading the M3U file to disk, QuickTime will start playing it.
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Make M3U playlists play in Safari
Authored by: dansroka on May 28, '04 10:49:18AM

Thank you for pointing this out! Been wanted to do this for a while (so I can play the song samples on eMusic), but never thought to look there.

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Make M3U playlists play in Safari
Authored by: tousch on Jul 18, '06 02:54:41PM

In my version (QT 7) no <i>Plug-in</i> tab, but in the <i>Advanced</i> tab you find the MIME Settings button!

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