takes me to a flash .swf file which tries to load in my browser.
Can you give the link to the CNET.tv page that you are trying to download from, and the name of the clip.
For example, when I attempt to download any of the 'playing' videos from this CNET.tv page, my browser offers a choice of Play or Save the file. I click Save, and the selected video is downloaded and saved to my hard disk. The one I tested was a Quicktime video file. Where does that go wrong for you?
Which browser are you using?
When I try to click on the download button under the Cnet Tv program to down load the clip i.e. how to etc it takes me to a different page