^^ Ah thats a different take on the situation. Thanks for sharing your experience. Modem getting resent is a serious setback. But I am doing ok @ this end.... no restarts as of now... using FF3 now... luckily , i think whatever caused my problem was temporary. Oh dear i am yet to try installing Klite mega codec pack
Try using players with built-in internal filters and codecs.
are a few good ones.