Thanks for the advice and I am sure that they are useful suggestions but....I would like to find out why the BBC Radioplayer doesn't work. The BBC insists that Realplayer is needed to make Radio player work - and it does on my XP machine. Realplayer as a stand alone item works fine and with a bit of mouse clicking on the BBC website you can choose to use Realplayer in standalone mode whereby I can get all the BBC stations. But Radioplayer itself doesn't work.
originalmiscellany I think that you may be correct that for my Me machine I don't need Realplayer 10, the trouble is I can't find any of the old versions eg Realplayer 8 anywhere on the web. Do you know of a site where I can find it?