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Win Media Player blocking certain Real player web radio sites

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I listen to many web radio stations 'round the world on Real player. Recently some won't play that previously worked fine, while others continue to work OK. The problem is not intermittent.

I get the following window:

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is not supported. If you typed a URL in the Open URL dialog box, try using a different transport protocol (for example, "http:" or "rtsp:")."

I have: Pentium 2, (Old!), XP Pro, SP2; Firefox; Real Player (free version) is default player. Default re-confirmed! Real player and Win Media player both updated.

Some sites (Web radio stations) that present this problem:

XLNC1 (Tijuana, Mexico station)

Catalunya radio (Barcelona, Spain) -

...and a few that work fine:

Yellowstone Public Radio - http://ypr-sc.streamguys.net:80/

KPBX - http://dj.argia.ne

I notice a difference - "http" vs "mms". If this is the problem, what's the solution? I can't find how to change mms to http.

Thanks for your help. Email reply appreciated. - Bopp in Pa
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open real player and go to the options page and reset your file types. That should resolve the issue.
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