[quo]*Quote from * Beverly
Parameters: Dial Up connection, both MSN and Internet Explorer programs.
It takes me approximately 45 minutes to an hour to down load one lesson (e.g. 1.1) I never get a "window" upon selecting the "download lesson" option. The information goes to Windows XP - Media Center. I can play it once, then when selected the second time I get the following message:
"Windows Media Player cannot play the file..............server might not be available".[/quo]
Hola Beverly. Welcome to the forum. I probably shouldn't be responding, since I know *absolutely nothing* about Windows Media Center, but from the message you get the second time you try to play a file, coupled with other things you've said, I'd guess that the Media Center isn't letting you download the file in a normal way--it's letting you download it just to play it on the Media Center. If you want to play it again, you have to again download it from the server. I'm not SURE that's the case, but that's what it sounds like to me.
Frankly, even if that is not what's happening, you might nonetheless be better off taking advantage of the offer on the Rocket Spanish members web page to have backup copies of the files sent to you on CD. There's a $29.95 charge for this, but it might well be worth it, especially given how long it will take you to download all the files over a dial-up connection. If you're interested in this option, go back to the members web site and you'll see this statement: "If you would like a back-up copy of your Rocket Spanish downloads on CD then click here to get us to send complimentary backup copies to you! Please note there is a $29.95 charge for shipping and handling." (On the web site, "click here" is a clickable link.)
Perhaps I'm totally wrong about what's happening--if there's someone who knows something about the Media Center, I hope he or she will post a message here. But, as I say, given how long it will take you to download the files, your best bet might be the option I mentioned.
You might also want to contact Rocket Spanish support about this. I think this URL should take you to a form you can submit: https://www.rocketlanguages.com/contact .
I hope some of this helps.