I have just built a new box and was having the same web streaming issues(black screen). The old box was working fine.
The problem is the VLC version. I was running version 1.0 on the new box and .98 on the old.
I downgraded to .98a and web streaming works again.
hope this helps,
How did you get it to work?
I'm having the same web streaming video problem as the thread starter (I'm trying to play something off youtube). I downgraded to vlc .98a (deleting the /program files/vlc directory first) but it is still showing a black screen on my TV. However, the stream opens on my PC monitor and plays while the PS3/TV is showing the black screen.
I have not tried web radio yet.
Am I doing something stupidly wrong or what? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Q9550 (o/c to 471 x 8.5 = 4.0 GHz)
2 gb DDR2 RAM
PS3 Media Server v1.10.51
gigabit LAN, cable WAN