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Windows 7: can't listen to onlline radio or live streaming

06 Dec 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikekyrou View Post
i don't mute my browser because youtube is working fine... when i try to listen to live streaming it says ready but no sound...
OK, this was not your case. It's just surprisingly often the solution is really this simple


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06 Dec 2010   #12

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Did you try pandora?

Pandora does not use plug-ins and I want to see if it's a plug-in issue.
Pandora only works in the US
Ha. I'll have to file that away. Wonder why?
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06 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 7 64bit

any help from person who faced the same problem?
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08 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 64bit

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08 Dec 2010   #15


i have a fresh install of win7 x64 after my hard drive died, and with no additional codecs I am (after reading this thread) listening to internet radio right now through media player. Can you confirm you are trying to use the links supplied by clicking on media guide button in the bottom left corner of wmp, then selecting internet radio?

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16 Dec 2010   #16

windows 7 x64 home premium

Hello all newbie on win7 x64 here.
Had the same problem since last night.
No radio stream at all what so ever... youtube was fine though.

Check if your internet explorer is in offline mode.

That was the case with me.
Problem solved hope it works for u as well.
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16 Dec 2010   #17
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

I have found that some web sites with audio will not work if you don't allow everything on the page. That includes the cookies. In Firefox, if you have NoScript installed, you can temp allow everything on the page.

I don't know why not allowing cookies limits the audio on some pages, but that's the way it is.

More then likely it's one item being blocked that you can't see is being blocked.
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10 Nov 2011   #18

Windows 7 32 bit

Hello All,
I've had this problem a couple of times in the past and have been able to fix it by doing the following.
In the user profile \AppData\Local\Microsoft folder there is a folder called "Media Player"
I deleted this folder and when I tried to stream again the folder was automatically re-created and the problem was fixed.
Hope this helps.

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20 May 2014   #19

windows 7 pro 64-bit
simple solution to radio streaming without sound

I tried all the routine tasks, such as clearing the cache, running virus/malware scans, etc. Finally, I searched the "Help" section, included with Windows 7. Despite using VLC Player as my default media player, I discovered that in Windows Media Player, the "streaming" option had been set in the "off" position, before I bought/installed my desktop. Once "streaming" was turned on in Windows Media Player, the problem was fixed. I hope this helps.
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