Gargoyle, I was grinding up some ink so that I could put quill to papyrus, and I thought..... This'll never last!
DaveRo, The set-top is a Panasonic, no cheapie, but that is what it said.
HOWEVER, I downloaded and installed VLC to the lap-top, and it works perfectly. Thank you. Thank you. And again thank you. And it is a full media player too.
I can now OD on old TV programmes! That'll please Her Indoors.
If I could only find some Amos and Andy shows. Perhaps not PC enough for nowadays? I remember them from the 60s, on an enormous 9" screen.