you aren't playing it on the right player. The NY2 (the person who capped the show) files will NOT play on Windows Media Player and some devices. Download either VLC player or Media Player Classic and you will be able to watch them on those
It took me ages to get verified too.Just keep doing what you're doing,don't bug the admins of the site and they will see you're doing a good job and verify you. I will definitely put in a good word for you.
I have the iTunes season pass for this show which is why I'm posting it. The latest Wheeler Dealers isn't on iTunes, just the Discovery Channel in the U.K so we are going to have to wait till someone there caps it.