Unfortunately till the end of this project I was not able to do video streaming. This was september 2009. I'm pretty sure it is not possible to live stream video (that means catching an ongoing livestream with no defined end) with Android Version 1.5. Downloading a video file with a specified end and start to play it before it is fully downloaded works. But I think it could well be that in the actual versions of Android (1.6 to 2.1) it is possible, because they changed some stuff in the mediaplayer! I also noticed that the HTC devices have much more problems streaming than other devices from Samsung or Motorola. I'm sorry for the bad news. But if you find a solution, I'm still interested in it. Also with newer Android versions.