Windows Media Player 11

Dell / DIMENSION 4100
March 19, 2009 at 02:28:36
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, I have a Dell , I has XP Pro With Service Pack 3. I am having problems with my Windows Media Player 11 !! I use to be able to play steaming AM Radio stations and now I can no longer get it to work. I have reinstalled WMP 3 times with no luck. When I try to play the streaming radio I get this message (as foillows) -> "We're sorry, but this media appears to be unavailable. Would you like to try to reconnect ?" (of course I tried many time with the same results. I have looked all over the internet and cannot find any help. Also, when I go to the WMP 11 options and try to open the "Network Tab" there is nothing there (I click it and nothing opens, its like there is no Network Tab info). The reason I am trying to go to the Network Tab is because I read there are options there to check ? I just can't see them because it wont open ? Has anyone ever heard of this problem, what do I do or try to do ?? Its driving me crazy (short trip :) Thanks for any help- Pete

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#1
March 21, 2009 at 11:24:03
Could you give us the link to the radio station? Have you tried from another computer?

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#2
March 21, 2009 at 11:35:18
The available stations changes on a regular basis. If you can't get any, then that is a different story.

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#3
March 21, 2009 at 14:25:44
Hello,
Thanks for the response, no, I have not tried from another computer. However, its a station that I had been getting OK for the past 3 years (before this problem).. The station is the big one in Cleveland. WTAM 1100 AM (its a clear channel 50K watt station). Thanks again.. Pete

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#4
March 21, 2009 at 14:39:13
Just because it has been on for three years doesn't mean anything. Things change. If you really want to know about it find their website and inquire.

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#5
March 23, 2009 at 06:42:42
Hi,
I have no idea what your talking about, their website has nothing to do with it ? I cannot get streaming radio to work on any radio station website. I only mentioned then because the other person who answered this request asked what station I was trying to get. I am sure its a problem with my WMP 11 (of a setting on my computer), I just don't know how to fix it. This particular station (WTAM) has nothing to do with my problem. Thanks again for your help..

Regards, Pete


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#6
March 23, 2009 at 07:05:52
That wasn't very clear from the start. I suggest you try using a different player to see if there are issues with some Window settings or WMP 11 settings. You could test using Winamp.

If you decide to try Winamp just read the screeens when installing so you don't install modules you don't want.

http://www.winamp.com/player


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#7
March 23, 2009 at 15:28:30
I agree with OtheHill.

But, here's a quote from another site regarding resetting WMP if you'd like to give it another go by deleting these two registry keys:

"it's an extremely last resort measure, but if you feel
it's necessary, the two registry key paths are:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer

Making sure that WMP is not running, nor are any applications or applets
that can use Media Player (some chat clients, some messaging clients, etc).

Deleting the nodes will force Media Player to think "hey, I've just been
installed because I have no registry keys". This doesn't re-register any of
the DLLs though."

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