Have you installed Quicktime? Did that also not work? If not, the files may be corrupt. Contact the site you got them from.
The fact that the ZIP files would not open is a clue.
Yes I tried all media player options. I figured the files could somehow be reassembled or something. the zipfile repair program was able to extract the files but I'm not able to view them, the format doesn't seem to be recognized. The site I referenced in my original message links to some Japanese blog or something instead of the original site. I suppose it's a dead issue, I was just just hoping some tech guys might be able to help since, as I said, I do not know a lot about computers. But "hang-the-9" you have my gratitude, you're the first and only person to respond to my many inquiries about this issue.