Parental Controls are preventing streaming data, such as radio

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by chunnel, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. chunnel

    chunnel Guest

    I have the Parental Controls setup to the strictest level. And I have been
    unable to allow streaming data from radio stations online. What is wrong
    with my settings?
    chunnel, Jul 15, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    1.. In Control Panel\User Accounts, click the account that has Parental

    2.. Under Parental Controls, click On.

    3.. Click Windows Vista Web Filter.

    4.. Click Block some websites or content.

    5.. Click Edit the Allow and Block list.

    6.. In the Website address box, type the address for the website you want
    to allow, and then click Allow.
    dean-dean, Jul 15, 2007
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    chunnel Guest

    Yes, Thank you. However, I have already done that. And I've allowed access
    all subsites for that site when that yellow bar shows up on the top. There
    are no more yellow bars stating that something is being blocked and yet it
    is. The only website that I can get streaming data from is Foxnews
    chunnel, Jul 16, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    The address for the stream is probably different, having a different server,
    then the address for the website. If you could give me an example site
    whose stream you want to listen to, I might be able to figure out the
    address that you need to but on your allow list, and show you how you might
    figure out where the stream is from. For example, the Windows Media stream
    for comes from
    You would have to allow http://* to hear it. There are many radio
    sites that use the same server, such as or , so adding those would cover a lot of territory.
    dean-dean, Jul 16, 2007
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    chunnel Guest

    chunnel, Jul 16, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    One of the video links at is:
    mms:// also works.
    So, to the Allow list, you would add: mms:// and
    (I chose View Source, and saw the address in Notepad. You can also choose
    View Player Only, which brings up Windows Media Player. There, right-click
    the item in the Playlist pane, choose Properties, look at Location.

    For Listen Live at the stream is:
    So you would add:
    (Right-click on the embedded player, choose Properties, look at Address).

    For Listen Live at the stream is from:
    Same as above. But you might add
    So you would add:
    So you would add: and
    So you would add:

    A couple of the sites you gave me should have worked, I noticed, because the
    stream is from the same site as their website. Don't make your Allow
    additions too narrow. End them at .com, .net .org, .cc, and so on. That
    should then help include the site's various pages. If there are still
    problems, post back.
    dean-dean, Jul 17, 2007
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    nameshift Guest

    Your reply makes sense to me as far as my experience with websites in
    general. But it's driving me mad... I almost want to give up with these
    parental controls. You have to add a hundred various sources for a single
    website to work. Is there no way to get it to simply allow everything that
    comes in through, for example? Or Not
    but more specifically And include all of the outside sources
    automatically? It takes hours and hours to find out all the little sources
    and subsources (whatever) that make up each friggin site. And sometimes they
    are updated/changed, so you gotta keep going back and adding more. Plus,
    apparently, there's no wildcard allowance such as * then I
    have to add all hundred variances. Am I missing something
    or is there something I could be doing to simplify this at all? Any help
    would be greatly appreciated.
    nameshift, Aug 24, 2007
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    glayne Guest

    I'm having the same problem, but I can't add any links other that "http"
    links to the web filter. I want to add "mms" links to link to the Windows
    Media Player to play streaming video. Parental Controls won't allow me to do
    glayne, Aug 25, 2007
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