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Windows Media Player 11 w/ Vista Business - Sirius Internet Player "Ready" - No Audio

I have a newer Vista Business machine w/ Windows Media Player 11 preinstalled. The Sirius Internet radio player worked fine until a couple days ago when my machine was removed from a docking station while many apps were still open over the network and while the player was playing streaming audio. Now when selecting a channel the player goes through the connecting phase and then halts at "Ready" w/ no audio. I have tried all sugestions at the Sirius site and there technical support is of no help. I believe the problem is WMP 11 related. The Sirius player will work under other user profiles but I prefer not to ditch my profile and setup a new profile. I have also tried deleting the user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Media directory which some users had said fixed there problem. No luck. Also, tried Windows Restore. No luck. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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removed from a docking station>> while many apps were still open << over the network, hmm
Have you tried deleting all cookies etc to see if this fixes the radio issues i take it you have to logon to this site?
maybe this corrupted the Sirius Internet radio player somehow can't say why it would, but it sounds more like it's heading towards profile problems.
Open applications associate with the user.
disconnecting without closing applications will effect your profile.
I do hope it's not a problem with Vista WMP.
try disabling the User Account Control feature for windows media player
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/tips/2008/02/21/disable_vistas_user_account_controls_for_certain_programs-2.html

reboot a few times while docked check things like WMP audio is not muted, there is this small vol icon left side of the seek bar and that can be pushed in.
Do you have sounds with normal mp3, try a different media player
It's very simple to create a new profile and keep the same settings as before?
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/769495bf-035c-4764-a538-c9b05c22001e1033.mspx

A couple of ideas
http://nb-productions.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&op=getit&lid=3190

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Thanks for the advise. Unfortunately none of the above solutions cleared up my problem. I am confident that it is a WMP issue. I just don't know why it affects an individual user profile. Looks like I will cut my losses and create a new profile. This isn't the solution I was hoping for but after much research I can't find any alternative.
Can you let me if this resolves your problem
Thank you
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I have found out that UAC is causing the issue. When UAC is turned off system wide through MSCONFIG the player works just fine. However, I would rather just turn UAC off for this application. I have followed the instructions you provided earlier to turn off UAC for wmplayer.exe but this did not work. Is there another application that I must address by turning UAC off through the MS Compatibility Manager? Please advise.
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Firewall trick didn't help. I am just going to leave UAC off system wide. Thanks for the assistance.
Rated as B. You were very prompt and helpful. I would have like to have found an answer that didn't involve turning UAC off for all applications.
I know it's a concern, I ask myself why Microsoft would add policies that so limits the user from just performing normal activity on their PC. Xp had a similar with using Xp Home. Pro was better.
 This is one of the biggest problems using Vista.
There is no work around atm, how the UAC functions is created at setup when the accounts are created.
If no account is created the user will be the default administrator with all prvilages.
http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsvistasecurity/archive/2006/08/27/windowsvistasecurity-.aspx
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Merete



Hi again I just received this tip in my weekly news letter and thought gee if only Ihad received this a few days ago
Please let me know if you have access to it okay if not I can simply extract some of the details for you
Selectively disable UAC for your trusted Vista applications
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=635&tag=nl.e132