Later. Someone who outgeeked emailed me to check -- in so many words -- if I had all the Microsoft codecs (coders/decoder) installed. I thought I had, but hadn't. Bad Linux user. Automatix to the rescue. [2009. I no longer recommend this.] The Windows feed works clear as can be. (Will have to work on getting an open-source feed codec one day. Hint, hint.) A little late to watch the Service now, but will tomorrow.
I can't get sound though either recorded feed of the Service of the Living Tradition. I know others are having problems.
Ideas? I'd rather not get super hacky, since that rather defeats the purpose of having the feed as a convenient public resource.