Okay... I've got an HP 400 MHz Celeron with 256MB memory running Windows 98. Last night I was perusing ebaumsworld and I noticed when playing WMV files.. the first few seconds would play and then the picture and audio would become choppy and then eventually freeze (DSL connection, BTW). "Must be the connection, I'll download the file", I thought. But even when playing the file directly from my HDD, I still have the same problem. It looks like some sort of buffer is not filling up fast enough. I can play MPG files just fine. I'm playing these files outside my IE6. And I have the latest media player. Any ideas what my problem is? I've checked all the settings I can think of.