YouTube has got a lot of video songs which are really good. If you favorite player and music library is Windows Media Player, read on. This article introduces an easy way to download YouTube videos to Windows Media Player and keep it as a local copy.

Why Failed to Watch YouTube on Windows Media Player

Though YouTube accepts videos uploaded in most video formats including AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, DivX, FLV, OGG, OGV, MPEG-4, MPEG, VOB, WMV and 3GP, it only allows exporting and downloading YouTube video in few formats like FLV, MP4 or WebM format. However, Windows Media Player cannot import FLV and WebM video.

How to Download and Import YouTube to Windows Media Player?

In order to successfully download and import YouTube to Windows Media Player, we have to download and convert YouTube to Windows Media Player compatible video or audio format. This is the most effective way to play YouTube videos in Windows Media Player.

To download YouTube videos to Windows Media Player and manage them there, iFunia YouTube Converter for Mac would be a great helper. It can easily and quickly download YouTube videos and then convert them to Windows Media Player supported formats, such as .asf, .wma, .wmv,  .wm, etc. Audio extraction is available, too.

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Step 1. Add YouTube Video URLs
You should launch iFunia YouTube Converter for Mac first and make sure it be installed exactly. Click the “Add URL” button to copy the URL of YouTube video, you may add as many YouTube URLs as you want for downloading to your computer. Now HD and HTML 5 videos from YouTube are available for download with iFunia YouTube Converter.

Step 2. Start Downloading YouTube Videos
The YouTube videos will start downloading automatically after you add the YouTube videos URLs into iFunia YouTube Converter. Make sure your Internet is connected to YouTube website and the URLs of YouTube videos are correct.

Step 3. Convert YouTube Video to Windows Media Player Format
Finally, once the file has been downloaded it’ll be removed from the “Download” tab and transferred to “Convert” tab. Just click the “Gear” button at the right side and change the output format you like from the “Convert to” drop-down menu list. Select the best video format for each video file and specify a directory to save the YouTube video files. After all settings has done hit the “Convert” button to start YouTube video to WMV conversion on Mac.

Step 4. Opening Videos in Windows Media Player
Open Windows Media Player. Click File and Open. Navigate to the directory where your converted video is located and click Open. If the video looks small, click on the button in the lower left hand corner of the screen to enter full screen mode. When you’re completed playing the video, click on the button again to exit full screen mode.

It only takes these four easy steps to download videos from YouTube to Windows Media Player. In doing so, you can watch and enjoy your favorite movies and videos in WMP, and there is no need for internet connection. This method is by far the best way to watch watch YouTube in Windows Media Player. The whole process won’t take more than a few minutes. If you are interested, just give it a try, and you will be surprised how easy it can be.


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2 Responses to How to Download and Convert YouTube to Windows Media Player

  1. Aleshire says:

    Hello, yes it is possible to watch flash videos on Windows Media Player. The only thing you have to do is install extra codecs. I think it works only if you have the video on your computer. There are several additional codec packs you could install.

  2. shortu says:

    youtube videos are encoded in flash, and WMP does not support flash video. just download a flash player

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