Just to tell I am very happy with the performance of gxine it is perfect for me for playing those urls. So for music streaming I have since a long time realplayer for the simple reason it opens fast and is user friendly with the "favorites", for music CDs it es xmms and now gxine for Video streaming. I could not befriend myself with mplayer nor with xine.
May be gxine should be included as a choice in VL or is it already.
Hanu, now you look better again