: What does this do for VLC?
If your version of VLC will not play the stream despite the settings mentioned above, you might get it to work with the following tweak:
This will “convert” and save the stream but since it will use a different decoder-pipeline it might work in situations where the direct play way might fail. (as verified by Gunuse aka Gunny Waffle)
Important! As of April 5th 2009 the MPEG-streams don't seem to work with older QuickTime versions. Version 7.6 has been verified to work.
Issue: Even though the stream isn't http QuickTime in Win32 uses the http proxy internet option of the OS to connect and fails if it isn't correct.
If your network has a requirement for an HTTP proxy, you have to verify the internet connection settings. QuickTime uses the OS defined proxy settings and will fail if the proxy doesn't handle the stream or your firewall doesn't allow you to connect directly.
In Control Panel → Internet Options → Connections → Click “LAN settings” (If you're running Vista, Internet Options in under Network and Internet in the Control Panel)
Verify that your HTTP proxy is set correctly (i.e. as your ISP told you) and - as an alternative - try again without the proxy by clearing the “Use a proxy server…” checkbox.