How to Convert YouTube Files to Window Media Player

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.

Woman helping man with computer
credit: Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

Step

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

Step

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

Step

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

Step

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

Step

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

Step

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

Step

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