Windows Media Player 11 - Cannot Connect to XM Radio Online

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by madmatt, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Every morning while I am working I like to listen to XM Radio through Windows Media Player. This has worked wonderfully since version 10.

    However, two days ago I tried connecting to XM Radio Online through WMP 11 and I receive the following message: "Error Contacting Service. Please try again later."

    Finding this rather odd I navigated to the XM web site and tried through IE7 and I didn't have any problems.

    Could someone with a XM account and WMP11 please verify if this is affecting all users or just me?

    Thank you.

    UPDATE:

    I also tried connecting to XM Radio Online from my Vista (WMP11) box. Same error message.
     
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  2. Mastershakes

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    You are not alone - found multiple links with peeps having same issue.

    http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=622414
    http://www.xm411.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=566988

    Seems for once WMP is not at fault, it's XMs deal for now. I am still trying to find a link where someone fixed it locally - but right now it looks like it's XM's issue.

    -edit-

    I did notice just now that it looks like a new version of WMP is available for DL

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    File dated November 10th... ;)
     
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  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Link doesn't work for new build of WMP :(
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Shakes: The file is dated 11/10 but the build is the same. Thanks for the other links. Good to see you around again.
     
  5. madmatt

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    This issue has been resolved. XM updated their code and you are able to load it within WMP 11.