How to Download Music to Windows Media Player

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to download music to Windows Media Player. We will teach you how to play a song using an online link. We will then teach you how to download that particular song to your computer.


Step 1 – Use the Save link as option

Follow this step by step guide to learn how to download music to windows media player.

First of all, open any web browser and go to archive.org. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will be downloading an audio file that would be played in Windows Media Player. Go to the audio section and from there, download any individual file. You can choose the quality of the file from 128 kbps to 64 kbps. If you want to to download a file, simply right click on the file size and copy the link address.

Save link as option


Step 2 – Open windows media player

Next, go to the start menu and search for media player. From the search results, open windows media player.

Open Media Player


Step 3 – Open url option

Once the media player opens, go to the top left corner and click on the file tab. From the drop down menu, select the open url option.

Use the open url option


Step 4 – Past the link address

Once you click on it, a dialog box will open where you will be asked to insert the url that you want to open.

Over there, simply paste the link address that you copied earlier. Once you are done, click on the ok button. As a result, the audio file will be played in windows media player.

Paste the url


Step 5 – Save as option

If you want, you can always download the audio file that you played using the url in windows media player. In order to download music to windows media player, click on the file tab and select the save as option.

Save song


Step 6 – Download music

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will save the mp3 file on the desktop. Once you have set the location for the download, click on the save button to proceed further. In this manner, you can download music with windows media player.

Download song


Step 7 – View the downloaded file

A new dialog box will appear on your screen where you will be able to monitor the download progress. Once the download has been completed, go to the location where you saved the file. In our case, we saved the file on the desktop. When we’d go to the desktop, we will find the mp3 file right there.

In this manner, you can download music to windows media player.

Locate the downloaded music