Stinking Service Pack 2 And Yahoo Woes

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HowdeeDoodee

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Not only did SP2 kill my Mozilla, now I find I cannot receive Yahoo College Sports Broadcast. On a computer running Win98 I receive the internet stream just fine. But on my newer machine with XP and SP2, no stream can be found by the Yahoo screen using Win Media Player. I emailed Yahoo asking for a workaround but seriously doubt if they will ever get back to me. Do any of you geniuses have any input on this problem or am I just dirt on this one?
 

Bryan

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It's probably the XP firewall blocking it. It's turned on by default in SP2. You may have to open a specific port but I'm not sure which one without researching it. Have you tried turning off the firewall to see if works without it? I'm not suggesting leaving it off, just a test to see if that's what's causing it.

I haven't loaded SP2 yet but in SP1 you can turn off the firewall this way ...

Start>Settings>ControlPanel>Network Connections. Right click your connection and select Properties. Then click on the Advanced tab.

BTW, just noticed it's Windows Media Player that's not getting the feed, is that true? Have you tried other sites that offer streaming video to see if it's just something specific to Yahoo?
 

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I have to go, I moved your thread to the XP forum. Someone will help you there. I'll check later to see how it's coming ...
 

HowdeeDoodee

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Thanks Bryan. Yes, the firewall issue was the first thing I thought of. Turned it off but turning it off made no difference. The only change on my system from the last time I accessed Yahoo Broadcast and now was the installation of SP2.
 

HowdeeDoodee

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Thank you Dust Sailor. I will check this out. I did notice two days ago Norton Antivirus automatic update would not download. Wonder how many other programs don't work with SP2? Wonder what kind of Beta Test they did with SP2?
 
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