Thank you both!
Tried what you suggested boohbah and zip. Thanks anyway.
As to my system mitchell65, it's a Toshiba satellite pro c650d laptop and anymore info will have to wait until I can get the gubbins down from the loft.
What is happenning, is that I download a podcast or several and then open wmp. It shows that the player is updating with the pods and they are then shown in the library, in the right places. They then dissapear in front of my eyes, never to be seen again. If I close wmp, then open again, sometimes it will show that it's updating with the same pods but, when it has finished, they are not shown in the library. I haven't tried ripping a cd yet, as I'm pretty sure the same thing will happen.
Obviously, I can load my mp3 player directly from downloads but, that's not really the point and it's a fag only being able to do one at a time.