I wouldn't bother with AOL's embedded player pages as there are continuous problems there and who knows when they will fix it.
Using a program called the URL snooper,I was able to get these hidden URLs and have had no problems viewing the videos.http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/urlsnooper/index.html
On the first day that they post the episodes,the correct URL(the one that I post)comes up in the AOL player,but within a day or two another URL with RTMP shows up and it is a non working address(although AOL has recently fixed that problem).
For example,these are the URLs that come up in AOL's players and they are non active URLs(these URLs are now active,but can only be played in the FLV Player-S...........)
AOL must have an automated system that replaces the working URL with the alternate one,but they don't check to see if it is active.
Having said that,I recommend using the direct URLs that I have on this board.
The direct links that I post here should work for you,if you either install VLC media player or a codec for windows media player.
If you are having problems viewing the links to the AOL videos now in the FLV format,here are detailed instructions by me on how to view them...........
Here are some things to try............
What type of browser are you using?
I use Firefox and when I use that browser,clicking on the URLs will bring up a download box and after about ten minutes,the video will save to your computer.
If you try to do more than one video at a time,it will take a lot longer.
Since I don't prefer to use Internet Explorer(because I can't stand the format of IE!),I don't prefer to do it there,but for testing purposes,I have tried it there and it does work.
If you can't find the video after you downloaded it,look in your folders where you usually store videos or you can set up your browser to put them on your desktop.
If you don't want to store the videos on your computer,here is another option.....
Open up windows media player,move the mouse up to the top,right click and then select "file" and then "Open URL".
Cut any of these URLs and then paste it into the space in the open url box.
Texas episodes 257-259
Episode 257-Thursday,August 6,1981
Episode 258-Friday,August 7,1981
Episode 259-Monday,August 10,1981
AW episodes 4330-4332........
Episode 4330-Thursday,July 23,1981
Episode 4331-Friday,July 24,1981
Episode 4332-Monday,July 27,1981
SFT episodes 8804-8806.........
Episode 8804-Thursday September 19,1985
Episode 8805-Friday September 20,1985
Episode 8806-Monday September 21,1985
EON episodes 6298-6300.........
Episode 6298-Tuesday July 8,1980
Episode 6299-Wednesday July 9,1980
Episode 6300-Thursday July 10,1980
Do you have the latest version of Windows Media player,which is #11?
If you can't get the streams to play in windows media(whether you saved it to your computer or viewing the direct stream URL),you need to get the codecs that will enable flv streams to play in that player.
Here is a page that has a link for getting those codecs.......
Here is the FLV Player-S that works as well,but the quality is a little shakier than viewing through VLC(the RTMP version of these videos will play in this player)............
For Mac users try installing this swfflv player........