Why does Google Drive report “There was a problem playing this audio file” for valid MP3 files?

I have converted some recorded audio (sermons from our church) to MP3 using Audacity. I uploaded them to Google drive so we can send links to people who missed a service but when I try to test them by playing within the browser (simply double-click the file) I get an error.

I’m sure Google drive supports direct playback of MP3 files in this manner so how can I find out what the problem is to ensure I use the correct settings? Maybe Google’s simple player only supports a subset of bitrates or something? They play fine on my local machine but a direct link that just plays may be easier for many of our listeners than downloading I think.