from IE I cannot save an MP3 to a USB drive. Clicking the MP3 link in the IE browser opens media player. Which plays the MP3 but has no facility for saving the file being played to disk. So I open the same web page in Chrome, click the MP3 link and the chrome player plays the MP3. And that player has a "save page as" option which saves the MP3 to the file system.
( I do not mind being shown I am wrong on this. I did ask on the Microsoft community forums and was told media player cannot save to disk. )
Why would media player be locked down like this? Are there ways to code extensions to media player? Would be useful to add a file menu or have a history facility that stores everything you have played, add bookmarks to locations in the files,