How to Save Files in Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player (WMP) plays media files such as videos, music and photos on Windows-based computers. You can upload your favorite media files to the WMP library and organize them, and you even build playlists to play back specific files whenever you want. You can play the playlists you create on the computer, burn them to a CD or DVD (depending on the content) or copy them to certain portable media players.

Saving Media Files to the Library

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Click the Windows "Start" button and then click "All Programs." Click "Windows Media Player" to launch the player.

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Click "File" and then click "Open." Locate the media files you want to upload to Windows Media Player, and then click "Open" to upload them to the WMP library.

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Click the "Library" tab to view a list of all the media files in the WMP library. From here, you can double-click the name of one of the files to begin playback.

Creating and Saving Playlists

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Right-click the "Playlists" option on the left panel, and then click "Create playlist." Name the playlist. The newly created playlist now appears on the left panel.

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Right-click the file in the WMP library you want to add to the newly created playlist, select "Add to" and then select the playlist you created. Windows Media Players then adds those files media files to the playlist. Repeat these actions to add additional files to the playlist.

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Double-click the playlist you created on the left panel to play the files in the playlist.