Re: Windows media player streams
yes. with any player, totem, vlc, mplayer and many others (only DRM protected wmv/wma files don't work)
to install codecs, get the medibuntu repo installed, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
install the ubuntu-retricted-extras and w32codecs from medibuntu
type codecs or windows codecs in synaptic package manager search box and install anything that smells codecs there!
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