How to Convert YouTube Files to Window Media Player

By Susan Reynolds

If you see a video on YouTube that you want to convert into a Windows Media Player format, such as WMV (Windows Media Video), so that you can play it offline, then you need specialty software. YouTube does not offer a downloading option, but other software programs can rip a video from YouTube and convert it into a WMV file for you. This way, you can save the video to your computer and watch it any time you want. You will also be able to edit the video.

Step 1

Go to and type in "AVC Video Converter" in the search bar.

Step 2

Download and install the software and open it. Click the "YouTube" icon at the top.

Step 3

Go to the YouTube website and find the video that you want to download. Copy the URL link.

Step 4

Go back to the AVC Video Converter program and paste the URL in the box. Hit "OK" to start the conversion process.

Step 5

Choose "Customized WMV Movie" so that it will play back in Windows Media Player.

Step 6

Select the settings you want for your video. Choose the highest-quality setting.

Step 7

Hit the "Encode" button to start conversion. When completed, open your newly converted file and watch it in Windows Media Player.