Good god, people still use that?
Use firefox, but use some of the video download programs like download helper or downthemall. To play back the .flv files use GOM player. Your videos will look great and your problems should be over.
Thanks. GOM works with no problems. However, any other application I use to try to view or simply look at the properties of a .flv file stops working. I use Firefox. Windows Explorer (not IE) all stop working. GOM views them fine. Strange.