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Complete Guide to Record Windows Media Player

record windows media player videoWindows Media Player is a pre-installed video and music player of Windows computers. All Windows PC users know this tool if they always watch movies or TV series using this app. You can also play CDs and DVDs with this tool for free. Besides, it can also stream downloaded videos from the web. It is also a perfect tool whenever you need to record a video from a CD or flash drive while playing it with this tool. We are going to show you the best means to record video on Windows Media Player.

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Best Way to Record Windows Media Player Videos or Audio

AceThinker Screen Grabber Premium is an excellent and reliable Windows Media Player record screen tool to capture any videos played with the said app. It can record HD quality videos like 720p, 1080p, and 4K resolution. Also, it can capture in the full-screen, region, or a webcam. Besides, it can capture the audio of the video, and it can also record via external microphone if you want to put narrations on the video. To know how to use this tool, follow the steps below.

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Step 1 Download and install the tool

First, you can get the installer of this tool by referring to one of the “Download” buttons above. Then, launch it and follow the setup wizard to install the tool to your computer. Once done, open the app to become familiar with it.

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Step 2 Settings configuration

Since we are recording Windows Media Player, choose the “Video Recorder” within its main interface. From there, click the “Gear” icon on the right side of the tool to open its settings. You can change the output folder, video format and size, bitrate, hotkeys, and more. Once done, click the “OK” button to apply the settings.

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Step 3 Start recording Windows Media Player

After that, open Windows Media Player and play a video. Then, choose if you will record in full-screen or region mode by referring to the video mode option at the leftmost part of the toolbar. Then, click the “REC” button to start recording. It will show you a floating toolbar where you can control the recording process. You can click the “Pen” icon to add shapes, lines, texts, and arrows while recording to enhance the video.

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Step 4 Preview the recorded video

Once done, click the “Stop” button at the leftmost part of the recording toolbar to end it. A video playback window appears that allows you to watch the video easily. From there, you can save the video to your computer or re-record it.

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Record Media Player on Windows 10 with Game Bar

Game Bar is a default software of Windows that can record screen Windows Media Player. It has a gaming overlay built recommended for recording gameplay videos. Not just games, but it can also capture any videos playing on Windows Media Player in HD quality like 720p and 1080p. Aside from that, this tool can record even the app playing in the background, and you can control their volume. You can check the steps below to know how to use this tool.

Step 1 Launch the Windows Game Bar

To start, click the “Win + G” key on your keyboard to launch the Game Bar. Then, click the “Yes, this is a game” to start recording. It doesn’t matter if you are not currently playing a game, it will record other apps opened instead.

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Step 2 Begin recording Windows Media Player

Next, play a video on Windows Media Player, and click the “Record” icon to start the recording screen. You can click the “Win + G” key to minimize the Game Bar tool while recording.

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Step 3 Watch the recorded video

Once done, click the “Stop” button at the left tab to end the recording process. Then, open the Xbox app on your computer and locate the Game DVR menu to find the recorded video.

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Comparison Chart

Here is the review of both tools that can record Windows Media Player easily. Both can record in 1080p HD quality. However, both tools have differences because of their style or capability to record computer screens. That is why we are going to show you a comparison chart to find the difference between the two tools.

AceThinker Screen Grabber PremiumWindows Game Bar
Ratings4.84.5
Ultra-HD quality recordingYesNo
Taking creenshots while recordingYesYes
Put nnotationsYesNo
Price$29.95 for its yearly PRO licenseFree
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