It seems to play regular wmas fine. Its the variable bit rate ones that seem to be the problem. The display never has the same bitrate that xp says its encodes as. ITs always lower and its hit or miss if it plays or pops.
I am using windows media 9 to rip. So much for promises of updated firmware to keep up with the times. I am using an ethernet port. not the telephone port.
It seems like i will be stuck with 192k.