[Solved] How to Record Video with Audio from Windows Media Player


Aug 25, 2020 17:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

- “Can I record live stream video in Windows Media Player?”
- “How do I save a video from Windows Media Player?”

Actually, you can record video with Windows Media Player on Windows 10 to solve above two questions perfectly. Furthermore, you can use your Windows Media Player recorder to record live streaming videos from other media players with ease. Want to know how to record a video on Windows? You can get answers from the following paragraphs.

Record Video with Audio from Windows Media Player

1. What Is Media Player on Windows and Its Advantages/Disadvantages

Windows Media Player (WMP) is the preinstalled program for all Windows operating systems. It is developed by Microsoft. At present, the latest player version is Windows Media Player 12. You can watch DVDs, listen to CDs, view videos and stream audios on Windows for free.


  1. Play online and downloaded videos and audios on Windows 7/8/10.
  2. Burn CDs or DVDs and sync media files to your portable devices.
  3. Create playlists with songs from different albums in custom order.
  4. Download and embed related information about the CD automatically.


  1. Windows Media Player has not been updated since 2009.
  2. Cannot stream videos due to slow DSL connections.
  3. Lack of custom audio format, sound quality and other preferences.
windows media player

2. Record Media Player on Windows 10

Just as above mentioned, you can play a DVD or CD with Windows Media Player. During this time, you can record DVD as offline videos in high quality directly. In common situations, you can record video with VLC Media Player.

As for Windows 10 users, there is no need to install any third-party Windows Media Player Recorder. You can use the built-in Game bar to record Windows video.

Press Windows and G on your keyboard to open the Game bar.

Click Yes, this is a game when you are prompted with a popping-up message. (It does not matter if you record other screen videos instead of games.)

Click the Record icon to start recording the video with the active Windows Media Player window.  (You cannot record a full-screen video with Game bar.)

Press Windows and G keys to access the Game bar again. Click the Stop icon to end up Windows Media Player recording.

Open Xbox app and locate the Game DVR menu to find your recording video.

Note: You can record streaming video with Xbox app on Windows 10 up to 2 hours.

record video with game bar windows 10

3. Use FoneLab Screen Recorder and Its Advantages

FoneLab Screen Recorder should be the best screen recorder for Mac and Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. You can record all kinds of video and audio streams on your Windows computer.

Yes, it is supported to record your voice on Windows Media Player with streaming video. You can add your commentary or interaction in the screen recording freely. No technology background is required. This Windows Media Player recorder is user-friendly.

1. Main Features of the Windows Media Player Recording Software

  1. Record gameplay, YouTube videos, tutorials, Skype calls, movies and other online and offline videos without lag.
  2. Capture system sound and microphone voice.
  3. Take screenshots of streaming videos and web pages.
  4. Set hotkey preferences to start or stop the record.
  5. Add text, line, arrow, rectangle and other labels to your video or snapshot.
  6. Compatible with popular Windows and Mac computers.
  7. Capture still image from videos with ease.

2. Record Windows Media Player with Your Voice in High Quality

Free download the Windows Media Player recorder software.

dell screenshot software

Launch the screen recorder and choose Video Recorder in the main interface.

choose video recorder

Record video with Windows Media Player.

Drag and draw the screen area to capture. Turn on System Sound and move its volume slider first. Enable Microphone if you want to record Windows Media Player video with your voice. In addition, you can turn on Webcam to record yourself sitting in front of your computer at the same time too.

prepare for recording

Click More settings to customize screen recording settings. (optional)

set recording settings

Choose REC to start screen recording with audio.

Click Save followed by Next in the Preview window after Windows Media Player screen recording.

save recording video

3. 8 Reasons for Explaining Why You Should Choose FoneLab as Your Best Windows Screen Recorder

  1. Capture mouse movements while recording screen video.
  2. Add drawing labels while recording video with Windows Media Player.
  3. Record webcam with Windows Media Player, as well as your commentary.
  4. Compatible with almost all Windows operating systems.
  5. Record screen video with customized size in original resolution.
  6. Export the video or audio recording to various formats.
  7. No time limit.
  8. Easy to use.

Both advanced users and beginners can use FoneLab to record high-resolution video with Windows Media Player. The Windows screen recorder can help users capture windows audio, online meetings and more effortlessly. Thus, if you want to rip DVD and CD for offline viewing, FoneLab is your smart choice.

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