How to Download Video From YouTube to Windows Media Player

One way to play YouTube videos in Windows Media Player is to use a YouTube downloader that can capture the video, then convert it to a compatible video format, such as WMV, which stands for Windows Media Video.

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Download a capture program such as YouTube Downloader or YouTube Grabber.

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Click on "Download Now" to get the installation file. Open the installation file for your capture program. Click on the "Next" button through each screen until the program installs.

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Copy a YouTube address for a video that you want. Highlight the address at the top of your browser, right-click there, and select "Copy."

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Open your YouTube program and right-click on the box where it says to add YouTube addresses. Select "Paste." Your address will appear there. Click "OK."

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Click the circle that reads 'Convert video from file." Click the "Convert To" dropdown menu and select "WMV." Click "OK."

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Open your Windows Media Player program. Click on "Library." Double-click on the converted WMV file you should now see there to play it.