Got it, and thanks for the further information.
Another question for you, just to be sure we are talking about the same thing.
When you say you can't 'download' videos, do you mean you cannot download the videos from the web site(s) to save onto your hard drive, to watch later? Or do you mean you cannot watch them from within the Internet Browser itself, from the web site?
Often users confuse watching a video directly from the web page, (streaming video), with downloading a video file to the computer, saving it to the hard drive, so it can be viewed at a later stage.
This is what I found.
1] I was able to watch videos from both web sites, (http://www.moneyshow.com and http://www.zacks.com). But neither site allowed me to download the videos to save them onto my hard disk.
2] I used two different browsers, IE7 and Firefox, and they both showed the videos without problem.
3] In moneyshow.com the videos were displayed using the JW FLV Media Player. In IE my Security settings kept asking me if I wanted to allow ActiveX. These are Internet Explorer components that are downloaded and installed by web sites to allow the user to interact fully with those web sites. ActiveX can either be signed, (generally safe), or unsigned, (safety is not guaranteed), and can be blocked, allowed, or prompted to allow in IE Tools > Internet Options > Security tab, then the IE Globe Custom settings button. In my own IE I have blocked all unsigned ActiveX, but set for prompting for any signed ActiveX, hence the prompt I received to allow ActiveX. I had to allow them to see the videos.
In zacks.com the videos are played in something called etvmedia, also an FLV Media Player, but I also had to allow ActiveX.
It may be that your IE Security settings are now set too high to allow any ActiveX, so perhaps you an check those.
I note from zacks.com that their videos are available at YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/user/ZacksInvestmentNews
In Firefox there were no such prompts.
4] In IE, if you are on the page where any particular video is supposed to be displayed, you may see an option to "Download the FLV player". If not, right click the video area to see what options you have. For example I was able to select "About FLV Player", and a small page opened up asking if I wanted to download the player's browser plugin. I didn't go any further as the videos worked for me.
5] I didn't see any Real logos when playing these videos, so I am not sure why you are seeing those. I must admit I am unsure of why that is.
Does any of that help?
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