[topic moved to Flash Player forum]
Moved to where, exactly, I can't find it anymore.
I think I have it working. It occurred to me that Opera was idnetifying the plugins as Shockwave Flash. It listed both old and new and also displayed the paths. So I disabled the old SHockware Flash Plugin and then went to the directory where these dlls reside and moved the old version to a temporary directory.
So far, I'm able to play the videos at the BBC online site (though I have not tried any others yet).
Thank you for the link.