[A few edits, after seeing that I did not address a couple of points in your message]
Thanks for your reply whome.
The streams are the default PMS ones:
videostream.Web,TVs=BFM TV (French TV),mms://vipmms9.yacast.net/bfm_bfmtv,http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fr/3/30/Bfm_tv.jpg
OS: XP SP3
I have tried the mplayer/ mencoder engines as well. I normally stick with VLC, as I know that the streams work in it, and eventually, once I get the basic streaming figured out, I will try more fancy streams (maybe even nsv).
The links above are not asx streams. At this point I am just trying to get to stream any TV stream...
With TVersity I can stream any TV stream. But I want to dump TVersity so that I can use just one server - and that is surely PMS.
I will do some testing later on, using your links. Thanks.
PS: The XML file will surely get my creative juices flowing, for sure
But that is for later on.