When I go and try to view the videos on my computer, only Macromedia Flash Player 8 comes up and tries to play the video.
You mean local videos, not online videos? This is not the same Flash Player, but the Flash Player Projector; you can download the latest version from http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
Note that the download is the Projector, not an installer, so you need to replace your existing FP8 with the newest one.
Yes, when I say "on my computer", I mean videos that were downloaded onto my computer and not videos like on say... YouTube. I see these videos I have on the computer are .flv.
Just curious, but why would I want to download the Projector? Is that the solution? Or is that another viewing option? Because if it's another option, I can watch them with Realplayer and Adobe Media Player.
When I go to the actual video, I right click and see an option that says "Open With -> " and can see my options. One of them says "Macromedia Flash Player 8.0 r22". I wish someone would address this too because I can't find it on my computer to delete it! I tried using the search feature on my computer and it comes up with no queries and I do not see it in the Add/Remove Programs folder.
Thanks for your help PW.