@Pablo-J-Rogina thanks. Just looked into it. As the docs for QNetworkConfiguration state:
QNetworkConfiguration encapsulates a single access point or service network. In most cases a single access point configuration can be mapped to one network interface.
I deduce from that, that any call to QMediaPlayer::setNetworkConfigurations(QList<QNetworkConfiguration>) will not fix my problem. In fact, I gather from the information, that QNetworkConfiguration deals more with hardware-side networking & routing configurations than it does with specifics for transmission protocols.
This notion is strengthened by the fact, that there is no accessible public members for QNetworkConfiguration and the only available constructors are copy and default. Therefore, the only way accessible way to provide valid values to setNetworkConfigurations is by filtering QNetworkConfigurationManager::allConfigurations()). Then again, this method produces a list dependent on the host system, which indicates hardware specific settings.
Still, I got curious while reading the desciption for QNetworkConfiguration::ServiceSpecificPurpose, which states:
The configuration can be used for operator specific services (e.g. receiving MMS messages or content **streaming**).
For experimental purposes I filtered all available configurations of that type, which again didn't change anything for me.
(Also, be sure to check out my latest edit up top, if you care for more info)