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 renders as emphasized text, displaying the text oblique?
<strong> <pre> <em>
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margin padding position
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  padding: 2px 0.2em;
}
Click on the method which returns the first element that matches a specified group of selectors.
getElementsByName() querySelector() querySelectorAll()
// gets first Div with class="cls", and shows its content
var elm = document.querySelector("div.cls");
alert(elm.innerHTML);
Indicate the PHP variable that contains data from a form sent with method="post".
$_SESSION $_GET $_POST
if(isset($_POST["field"])) {
  echo $_POST["field"];
}
Output or Force Download MP3 with PHP

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