How to Record a Windows Media Player Stream

By Nade Xro

Windows Media Player is a piece of software which can play audio and video files, as well as live audio streams. Live streams can be found on the Internet and downloaded free. As these streams are live, once they are finished they cannot be replayed. Using audio software, it is possible to record these live streams and keep a copy for your own personal use.

Step 1

Right click on the volume icon in the system tray and select "Recording Devices."

Step 2

Choose "Wave Out Mix" from the list, then press "Ok" to apply the settings.

Step 3

Download and install recording software (see Resources for a few suggestions).

Step 4

Run the program and press "Record."

Step 5

Open Windows Media Player and start the stream. Once the stream has finished, press "Stop" on the recording software.

Step 6

Click "File" and select "Export," choose an export location, then press "OK" to finish exporting your file.