Tutorial How to record Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player 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

Bandicam offers the best online game recording experience.

When you record the computer screen or Windows applications with Bandicam:

  • 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 programs (Bandicam uses much lower CPU usage).

How to Record Windows Media Player Videos

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

1. Choose '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 stable operation, Bandicam needs to be run before 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

- Note: Only when the target runs with DirectX/OpenGL technology, will the green number (FPS) be shown. If you can't see the green number, click HERE

ready to record - green color

4. Press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button on 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 on Bandicam) again.

f8 key to pause/resume the recording gameplay

7. To watch the recorded file, click the 'Open' button under the 'General' tab of Bandicam.

open button to check the recording game file

Windows Media Player Recording for advanced users

1. To enhance the recording ability of Bandicam, try the hardware-accelerated H.264 encoder. » more

2. To edit the recorded video, use the 'Sony Vegas/Premiere/Pinnacle' preset. » more

3. To minimize computer lag, reduce the "Video Resolution/Size/FPS/Quality". » more

4. To record / merge the webcam stream within the main video, try the webcam PiP feature. » more

5. To use Mouse Click Effects, check the "Add mouse click / highlight effect" option.

Bandicam Mouse Click Animation mouse click effects

More information

» Send your video link to bandicam@bandisoft.com, we will post it here.