I have WMP 11.0 problem is when I try playing streams from internet (through IE,FF, or chrome) some work some don't - those that don't work, work on other PCs. i dont know what the problem - about a month everything used to work on this pc as well - but now some streams when I play, it goes to "Ready" right away, no attempt to connect or anything else.
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Check to see if you have adobe flash updated. Sometimes you have to refresh or click the play button a few times to get the player to start buffering and playing.