Browser playback is compromised by the browser opening a new window with advertising, and then spawning a popup with still more ads when the player closes. We need a little utility that lets the user select a Media Player, then opens an audio file cleanly with no ad popup window.
Selecting a Media Player at Audible.com and at BlogRadio.org.
Here's an example of choosing a Media Player at BlogRadio.com. (Click on the speaker icon.) If you do not have a particular media player, you will be prompted to download it and install it.
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<img src="http://media.skybuilders.com/Lydon/Images/SpeakerSmall.gif" border="0" alt="Choose a media player"><a/>
Alternatively, we can open audio in the same window by setting the Media Player size attributes to height="0" and width="0", but then no controls appear to pause and stop the audio.