please help. windows media player 10 will not play streaming hyperlinks. some of the url's: http://www.cbc.ca/mrl2/livemedia/cbcr1-toronto.asx http://www.publicradiofan.com/cgi-bin/wrap.pl?s=mms://media.ckua.com/ckua6 http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=57024 (all from www.publicradiofan.com with the windows icon next to them) this error message appears: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is not supported. In the Open URL dialog, try opening the file using a different transport protocol (for example, "http:" or "rtsp:")." when i close the error dialogue and mouse over the playlist entry a popup balloon offers the same message with the addition of: "Type: asx" or "Type: pl" attempted fixes - results: 1) run several virus checks - clear 2) manually enter url in windows media player 10 - no change 3) manually enter url in mplayer2.exe(windows media player 6) - plays fine!!! 4) disable firewall - no change 5) check all protocols in wmp 10 tools->options->network - no change 6) check connect to internet in wmp tools->options->player 7) uninstall/reinstall windows media player 10 - no change 8) remove windows media player 10, use mplayer 2 - mplayer2 will not associate with the hyperlinks all local files play fine: wmv, avi, mpg, ogg, etc.. i am most confused by the fact that mplayer2.exe(windows media player 6) will play the url's fine. ideally i would like to use windows media player 10 to play these links but i would be happy with a workaround so that the hyperlinks are handles by mplayer2.exe. any help will be greatly appreciated as this is driving me nuts. system informaton: ibm thinkpad t23 1.13gHz 512MB windows xp sp2 windows media player 10 avg free anti virus spybot search and destroy anti spyware adaware anti adware windows firewall if i have left out any relevant information please let me know and i will provide it for you.