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    Linguastars Web site

    Not sure if this is the right place for this!

    I am going round in circles trying to figure out why the Linguastars web site will not work under a student account.

    It works fine under any other user account on the same machine, but there seems to be a policy setting that is preventing any sound output from the speech (its a french magazine role play, an animation done as an Adobe Flash Player control).

    Something else that uses Adobe flash (eg. BBC Iplayer) works fine under the same user account.

    It is IE7 and Windows XP SP3.

    Has anyone else experienced the same issues and found a fix for it?

    Help appreciated..i'm totally lost on this!!!!

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    If i remember correctly, we had the same problem.

    The sound wasn't working as we block .mp3 extensions for student accounts.

    We simply created an allowed (white) rule that allowed students to access an url that contained the website name ending in .mp3

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    If i remember correctly, we had the same problem.

    The sound wasn't working as we block .mp3 extensions for student accounts.

    We simply created an allowed (white) rule that allowed students to access an url that contained the website name ending in .mp3
    Thanks for this reply.

    I'm having a complete brain fade moment! Where in Group Policy would you set that whitelist and how did you set it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    If i remember correctly, we had the same problem.

    The sound wasn't working as we block .mp3 extensions for student accounts.

    We simply created an allowed (white) rule that allowed students to access an url that contained the website name ending in .mp3
    As it turned out it was indeed MP3s that were being blocked, I didn't realise that that site used MP3s! In fact in our case, it was a SWGfL default rule for MP3s that was blocking it. I temporarily disabled the SWGfL rule and it spoke!

    We are now discussing with the SWGfL about a modification that we can do top allow this site to work while still banning MP3 downloads generally.

    Thank you for your help, I would never have though of that otherwise!!!

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