How to record "Windows Media Player"

How to record "Windows Media Player" or "Movies & TV" on Windows 10

To record the "Windows Media Player" or "Movies & TV" app on Windows 10, start Bandicam -> General -> Advanced -> and check the "Windows Apps (UWP)" option as shown below:

Enable Windows Apps (UWP), How to record Windows games in Microsoft Store

Once you have checked the "Windows Apps (UWP)" option, re-start Bandicam, choose the 'Game Recording Mode', and then play the video. You will see a green-colored number (FPS) on "Windows Media Player" or "Movies & TV" and record the game in high-quality through the 'Game Recording Mode' of Bandicam. » See more



How to record Windows Media Player on Windows XP, 7 or 8

Please, follow the steps below to record the Windows Media Player videos.

  1. Choose the 'Game Recording' mode.

    It's better to use 'Game Recording' mode to get a high quality video file

    best game recorder - directx mode

  2. Start Windows Media Player.

    Note: For a stable operation, Bandicam needs to be running before starting Windows Media Player

  3. While running a game in 'Game Recording' mode, you can see the green number on the screen.

    You can control the FPS (Frames per second) under the 'FPS' tab of Bandicam. If you can't see the green number, visit No FPS on the recording target

    ready to record - green color

  4. Press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) to start recording.

    f12 key to start/stop the recording gameplay

  5. During recording, the green number (FPS) will change to red.

    recording the target - red color

  6. To stop recording, press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) again.

  7. Go to 'Home -> Video' to play, edit or upload the captured videos.

    Bandicam, Recorded videos



Recording Sample Video

  • This video was uploaded after being recorded by Bandicam without converting.
  • Source File: Windows_Media_Player_recording_sample_video.avi
    • Video Resolution: 1280*800
    • Video Play Time : 01:04
    • Video File Size : 9.19MB
  • Bandicam Video Format settings: Full size
  • Bandicam Sound Format settings: MPEG-1 L2



How to record Windows Media Player through the 'Screen Recording' mode

If you can't see the green number, you can use 'Screen Recording' mode to record WMP. Please, follow the steps below

  1. Start Bandicam and choose the 'Rectangle on a screen' mode.

    best video recorder - 'Screen Recording' mode

  2. Adjust the rectangle window on the video and play the video

  3. Click the ' ● REC ' button or press the 'F12' function key to record.

  4. To stop recording, click the 'Stop ()' button (Hotkey F12).

  5. Go to 'Home -> Video' to play, edit or upload the captured videos.

    Bandicam, Recorded videos

Windows Media Player Recording for advanced users

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Bandicam offers the best online game recording experience.

When you record online games with Bandicam Game Recorder...

You can upload the recorded file to YouTube WITHOUT CONVERTING.

You can RECORD OVER 7 DAYS without stopping (AVI 2.0 OpenDML).

The recorded FILE SIZE IS SMALLER (1/5~1/20) than other capture programs.

It has LESS LAG than other screen capture software (Bandicam uses less CPU/GPU/RAM resources).