The two code snippets presented in this page can be used to output audio MP3 files, or to force the Download, with PHP.
- Click on the code to select it.

Output MP3 with PHP

$mp3 ='path_to/mp3_file.mp3';
if(file_exists($mp3)) {
  header('Content-Type: audio/mpeg');
  header('Content-Disposition: inline; filename="mp3_file.mp3"');
  header('Content-length: '. filesize($mp3));
  header('Cache-Control: no-cache');
  header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: chunked'); 
  readfile($mp3);
  exit;
}

Force Download MP3 file with PHP

$mp3 ='path_to/mp3_file.mp3';
if(file_exists($mp3)) {
  header('Content-Type: audio/mpeg');
  header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="mp3_file.mp3"');
  header('Content-length: '. filesize($mp3));
  header('Cache-Control: no-cache');
  header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: chunked'); 
  readfile($mp3);
  exit;
}
- Notice, the only difference is to this header():
header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="mp3_file.mp3"');
- "inline" to play the MP3 within the browser (if capabilities exist), and "attachment" to force download.

Daily Test with Code Example

HTML
CSS
JavaScript
PHP-MySQL
Which tag is used to add lists into <ul> and <ol> elements?
<dt> <dd> <li>
<ul>
 <li>http://coursesweb.net/html/</li>
 <li>http://coursesweb.net/css/</li>
</ul>
Which value of the "display" property creates a block box for the content and ads a bullet marker?
block list-item inline-block
.some_class {
  display: list-item;
}
Which instruction converts a JavaScript object into a JSON string.
JSON.parse() JSON.stringify eval()
var obj = {
 "courses": ["php", "javascript", "ajax"]
};
var jsonstr = JSON.stringify(obj);
alert(jsonstr);    // {"courses":["php","javascript","ajax"]}
Indicate the PHP class used to work with HTML and XML content in PHP.
stdClass PDO DOMDocument
$strhtml = '<body><div id="dv1">CoursesWeb.net</div></body>';
$dochtml = new DOMDocument();
$dochtml->loadHTML($strhtml);
$elm = $dochtml->getElementById("dv1");
echo $elm->nodeValue;    // CoursesWeb.net
Output or Force Download MP3 with PHP

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