Windows Media Player 11 - Cannot Connect to XM Radio Online

madmatt

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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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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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madmatt

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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.
 

madmatt

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

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