Seriously folks. i've spent literally the better part of an 8 hour day trying to find out, figure out, etc, how to get either:
a) links i have embedded into an image map in an html image i've placed in the sidebar, to stream mp3 audio (but not be downloadable)
b) find a plugin for a flash mp3 audio player that will function *in the sidebar/widget*
c) find any available free mp3 flash audio player that I can put into the sidebar that will pull mp3 tracks from my audio folder
d) any possible combination of the above
In summary, I have found no way to do this. Seriously, developers, you build a plugin for a flash player that works *in the sidebar* (not in the post) and you've got the only one on the market, you've literally cornered a whole segment!!!! GO GO GO!!!
(or if anyone knows of something i've missed or how to solve this problem please educate me. I am most grateful as I'm working under a deadline and I'm pretty much out of steam on how to solve this issue. thank you again, from the bottom of my dark heart)