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    Default Streaming media apps suddenly stopped working

    I installed windows 8 enterprise. Everything worked fine. I then installed the Slacker Radio Windows 8 app. That worked fine as well. I also installed the iHeartRadio app and that worked fine.

    All was great. Then suddenly the Slacker Radio app stopped loading. I get the startup splash screen. then everything goes black. So I tried the iHeartRadio app, and I get the same behavior.

    Today I found the TuneIn app finally posted. So I installed that. It behaves exactly the same way. Starts up, and then goes black, and never comes back.

    I tried uninstalling Slacker and reinstalling it. and that did not help.

    the machine is still active. I can move between apps. I can even see the apps in the task manager. And all my other apps work fine. I can even stream my TuneIn station from the IE web browser page.

    It's too much of a coincidence to see all 3 streaming apps just stop working like that. Something must have changed, and I suspect something in the system that is common to such apps. But I have no idea what that could be.

    If anyone can assist, I would really appreciate it. I don't want to have to reinstall the OS. I just got everything set up the way I like it.

    Please help, if you have any suggestions.

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    Default Re: Streaming media apps suddenly stopped working

    It could be something with the Enterprise Evaluation edition. This 90 day trial edition is made for enterprise customers. Most of these customers do not allow streaming of any type as this uses company bandwidth. This could be something added to this edition to stop streaming.

    You will probably have to wait until the final edition is released for sale on October 26th.

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    Default Re: Streaming media apps suddenly stopped working

    I have used my Netflix account in the eval copy and it works great. Maybe the freebie streaming media is the problem. Oh, I'm using the new Netflix app and it works like a charm.

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    Default Re: Streaming media apps suddenly stopped working

    Everyone seems to want something for nothing. The recording media, both music and video are cracking down on the free sites. It will be harder and harder to use these sites. Win 8 is a large step forward in stopping these things in conjunction with the recording industry. Rightly so, piracy is getting harder and harder. Of course there will always be criminals that continue to try to get something for nothing.

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    Default Re: Streaming media apps suddenly stopped working

    The streaming media this poster is referring to as far as I can tell is legit. I believe I saw the Slacker Radio app in my perusal of the MS App store.

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    Default Re: Streaming media apps suddenly stopped working

    That is a good thing. Unfortunately there are many that are not. These pirates just makes things more expensive for those of us trying to do the right thing.

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