Safari 5 - only major browser since 2006 that fails streaming MP3 test?

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    What's involved in "pass" and "fail"? I can hear the sound in Safari.
     
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    To be frank, I no longer own a Mac. As the image shows, Safari was yet untested on Mac.

    I have tested the page using Safari 5 on Windows and Linux and I get nothing visually or audibly, even with Flash plugins installed.

    Do you see the player on the test page or just hear sounds?
     
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    So, you see the player and can use its play, stop, and volume controls?
     
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    No problems for me either... (Safari 5.0.5 on OSX 10.6.7)
     
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    It works for me, I can pause and play and pause and play:
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    As I also use ClickToFlash (Flash blocker), I can play the less CPU intensive audio stream, which I can play and pause too.
    And I heard something too, btw.
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    That's good to hear.

    So it seems to be that Apple only neglected to fix Safari for Windows and Linux users. If for PR reasons alone, they should pay more attention to site usability on these other platforms too (especially for 5 year old browser tech.)
     
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    Safari for Windows has historically sucked, so I'm not really surprised (after 3 versions it still can't handle the proxy server at work). There's no Linux version that I'm aware of so I'm not sure what you're talking about there.

    Is your version of QuickTime up to date?
     
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    Yes. It does not seem to be a QT issue.

    While there are several current minor browsers on the Linux platform that don't support streaming MP3 web players, Safari seems to the significant laggard on Windows.
     

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