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Is it possible to download an MP3 file just by clicking on it in Google Chrome? Currently, it starts playing the file in the embedded player.

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Alt + click on the link.

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It's not a link, it's an embedded player. – Tom Wijsman Aug 17 '10 at 14:35
    
The embedded player of Chrome (plug-in?) starts once you click on a link pointing a mp3 file, try it. – cYrus Aug 17 '10 at 14:41
    
It downloads a .mpeg here, not the .mp3 itself... – Tom Wijsman Aug 17 '10 at 17:41
    
It downloads the file pointed by the link (whatever it is, even an HTML page), if the link points to 'file.mp3' Chrome will download it. I can't see your problem, here everything works as expected. From the Google Chrome guide (google.com/support/chrome/bin/…): Press Alt and click a link. Downloads the target of the link. – cYrus Aug 17 '10 at 18:46

I don't have the capacity to test this right now, but if I remember correctly, when the embedded music player comes up, can't you just go to the file menu and hit "Save Page as..."?

Alternatively, Holding CTRL and hitting S should do the trick as well.

Edit: I went out of my way to test, and it does work.

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Orbit Downloader can do this for you.

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Use oGet along with Orbit and chrome seems perfect :) https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/lfjamigppmepikjlacjdpgjaiojdjhoj – Ranhiru Cooray Aug 17 '10 at 15:47

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