I have XP SP2, brand new clean install, windows med player 10. Real, quicktime, etc all work for streaming, such as listening to samples on Amazon. WMPlayer, OTOH, sits and says "connecting", doesn't buffer, and sometimes "retrying", then just stops and says "ready" with no playback. It does this standalone or within an IE page. I'm running through a router, but no firewall software. And again, the other programs stream fine. I just really want to listen to a local radio station that uses a WMPlayer to hear the streaming content. Is there a fix? Is there a way to locate the streaming file address and use different software? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!