How to Get Rhapsody to Work With Windows Media Player

By Andrew Smith

Rhapsody is an Internet music store, as well as a software program that can be used to play audio and video files. Fans of Windows Media Player will probably notice that files downloaded with Rhapsody won't open in Windows Media Player. If you prefer listening to files with Windows Media Player, or you want to use Windows Media Player to add those files to a portable media player, you simply need to tinker with the download settings in Rhapsody.

Step 1

Download the latest versions of Windows Media Player and Rhapsody (see Resources below).

Step 2

Open Rhapsody. Click "Tools," and then select "Preferences." The preferences window will open.

Step 3

Click the "My Library" option on the left side of the window.

Step 4

Click the circle next to the "WMA (Windows Media Audio)" option in the middle of the window. Then click the "Watched Folders" option on the left side of the preferences window. Notice the folder located in the "Music" text box. This is where your Rhapsody audio files will be held.

Step 5

Click the "My Library" option in the "Sources" box on the left side of Rhapsody. Then, click the "Music" tab in the middle of the program. From there, you can add music to your Rhapsody library by ripping CDs, scanning your computer for music files or downloading files.

Step 6

Open the folder that contains your Rhapsody files (the music folder in Step 4). Right click on the music files and select "Add to Windows Media Player list." Once you do, the songs you downloaded using Rhapsody will work with Windows Media Player.