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Complete Guide to Record Windows Media Player

record windows media player videoWindows Media Player is a pre-installed video and music player of Windows computers. All Windows PC users know this tool if they always watch movies or TV series using this app. You can also play CDs and DVDs with this tool for free. Besides, it can also stream downloaded videos from the web. It is also a perfect tool whenever you need to record a video from a CD or flash drive while playing it with this tool. We are going to show you the best means to record video on Windows Media Player.

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Best Way to Record Windows Media Player Videos or Audio

AceThinker Screen Grabber Premium is an excellent Windows Media Player record screen tool. It captures any videos played with the said app. It can record HD quality videos like 720p, 1080p, and 4K resolution. Also, it can capture in the full-screen, region, or a webcam. Besides, it can capture the audio of the video, and it can also record via external microphone if you want to put narrations on the video. To know how to use this tool, follow the steps below.

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Step 1 Install the Windows Media Player Recorder

Refer to the "Download" button provided up above to get the set-up file. Next, open that file to start the installation wizard. Follow it completely until the software is installed in your computer. Once done, open it to access the interface of Screen Grabber Premium.

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Step 2 Settings Configuration

Next, go to the "Video Recorder" tab and hit the "Settings" icon to open the preference window. Using this, you can modify the output format, recording quality, folder, and more. Just hit the "OK" button to save all the modifications you made.

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Step 3 Start Recording Windows Media Player

After you set-up, the recorder, make sure you turn on "System Sound" also to capture the audio. Then, select the recording mode between "Custom" or "Full." Lastly, hit the "REC" button to begin the 3-second countdown. With the given time, play a video using Windows Media Player to start recording.

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Step 4 Preview the recorded video

Once the video stops playing, go to the recording toolbar and hit the "Stop" button to end the process. Then, the built-in player will show so you can watch the video. You can click the "Save" button to keep a copy of the Windows Media Player recording.

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Record Media Player on Windows 10 with Game Bar

Game Bar is a default software of Windows that can record screen Windows Media Player. It has a gaming overlay built recommended for recording gameplay videos. Not just games, but it can also capture any videos playing on Windows Media Player in HD quality like 720p and 1080p. Aside from that, this tool can record even the app playing in the background, and you can control their volume. You can check the steps below to know how to use this tool.

Step 1 Launch the Windows Game Bar

Since the Game bar is a pre-installed recording function on newer versions of Windows, follow the steps provided in these guidelines. To start, click the “Win + G” key on your keyboard to launch the Game Bar. Then, click the “Yes, this is a game” to start recording. It doesn’t matter if you are not currently playing a game. It will record other apps opened instead.

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Step 2 Begin recording Windows Media Player

Next, access Windows Media Player on your computer and play a video on it. Click the “Record” icon to start the recording process. You can also press the “Win + G” key to minimize the Game Bar tool while recording. This will provide you a better workflow while recording your screen activity.

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Step 3 Watch the recorded video

Once done, click the “Stop” button at the left tab to end the recording process. Then, open the Xbox app on your computer and locate the Game DVR menu to find the recorded video. Select the recorded video you have recently saved and play it to preview its content. To re-record video using Game Bar, follow through the steps prior to this one.

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PROs

  • It allows capturing all the actions on your screen
  • Enables execution recording annotations
  • Supports operating systems such as Windows and Mac
CONs

  • The speed of its saving process relies on the stability of the internet connection

Comparison Chart

Here is the review of both tools that can record Windows Media Player easily. Both can record in 1080p HD quality. However, both tools have differences because of their style or capability to record computer screens. That is why we will show you a comparison chart to find the difference between the two tools.

Features AceThinker Screen Grabber Premium Windows Game Bar
Ratings according to Users satisfaction 4.8 4.5
Ultra-HD quality recording Yes No
Target Audience Basic, Prosumer, Professionals Professionals, Prosumers
Limitation and Concerns Not yet available on mobile devices. The game bar does not have any basic recording functions like putting annotations and more
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Last updated on December 1, 2021

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