Is there anyone who has tried to play YouTube video on Windows Media Player, but finally failed? Have you found out why this happened or got any useful ways to deal with it? No matter how you have been troubled by such kind of unsupported YouTube video on Windows Media Player, you will work it out in this post which delivers the most reliable solutions to convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player and above all the easiest guide on how to convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player.

Part 1: Introduction of Windows Media Player

Developed and designed by Microsoft, Windows Media player (WMP) is an amazing application that is used for playing video or sound as well as viewing images in your computer running Microsoft Windows Operating System, Pocket PC and Windows mobile-based devices. This application also has had editions for Mac OS X, Solaris and Classic Mac OS, but they are discontinued. Windows Media player supports different kinds of file formats in audio and video media, including WMV, WMX, WAX, Windows Media Metafiles, AIFF, Windows media audio and video files, AVI, MPEG, MIDI, MP3, DVD video, CD audio track and UNIX.

Part 2: Download YouTube video with Leawo Video Downloader

YouTube has been the most noticeable video sharing service online and so many people would prefer watching some useful and fantastic video clips, following some stunning video makers, having some like-minded followers, sharing impressive videos with friends and so on. However, when you like the YouTube video so much to the point that you want to download YouTube video, it would be another thing. YouTube usually doesn’t offer such a download link that you cannot get the desired video on YouTube directly. Fortunately, there are many methods that can help you work it out, among which Leawo Video Downloader would be the most reliable way for you to download YouTube video of your own and then enjoy the video offline as you like.

Leawo Video Downloader is an online video downloader designed to download videos and HD videos from more than 1000 sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Hulu and Vevo, etc. and it can also download video from social media Facebook. It works perfectly as a YouTube downloader with advanced video loading technology to download YouTube videos in 720P and 1080P resolutions with one click. Now you can go to Leawo Video Downloader’s official website, click Free Trial to download the installation package and install it on your PC, and then follow the simple steps here.
Step 1. Launch Video downloader

Video Downloader is integrated with the software package Leawo Prof. Media. You can click Prof. Media icon to launch it, click Video Downloader in the software module interface or just click Download tab on the top menu to enter the downloading panel.


Now the built-in web browser would be activated and take you to Or you can paste the video link to the browser to find the desired video directly.


Step 2: Download YouTube video
Now you can play the YouTube video you want to download, and the downloader will detect all the downloadable sources of the video in different formats and resolutions. Choose the one you prefer and click the Download icon to download the video.


Step 3. Downloading process complete
The video will be downloaded in quite a short time. Now you can click on Downloaded button to check the downloaded video and watch the video offline.


However, when you want to share the video with your friends and he only has Windows Media Player, while the downloaded format may be incompatible with the player. What should you do to cope? Not a big deal. You’ve already got the solution with the packaged software Leawo Prof. Media since it consists of Leawo Video Converter, the powerful transcoding program which is developed to convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player format.


Part 3: Convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player with Leawo Video Converter

Leawo Video Converter is a simple and powerful video and audio converting application that converts more than 180 formats from one to another, including converting common video files in MP4, H.265 MP4, MKV, H.265 MKV, MOV, etc. and HD videos to any file formats you want or even to any portable devices as well. It offers free trial version for you to convert YouTube to Windows Media Player free without any quality loss. And you can use its internal video editor to customize the video if necessary.

How to convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player with Video Converter

You can open Prof. Media and click on Convert tab to start Video Converter and then follow the simple steps to convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player format quickly.
Step 1. Load the downloaded YouTube video files into the Converter
Load the downloaded YouTube video files by clicking on “Add Video” button to browse and choose from the file folder or dragging and dropping video files into the program.



Note: you can also merge all the loaded files into a big single video file by using “Merge all files into one” button next to the green Convert button. Or you can optionally add the subtitles, change the filename of the loaded files and personalize the video by cutting, trimming, adding effect and so on by clicking the edit icon to enter a video editor.


Step 2. Choose WMP supported format for Output
After loading source YouTube video files, open the drop-down box right before the big green “Convert” button and then click on “Change” button to call out a Profile panel in which you can choose any format that Window Media Player can support, such as AVI, MPEG, etc. as the output format.


Step 3. Convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player format
When all output settings are complete, click on the green “Convert” button to pop up a sidebar and then you can change the destination path of the converted video files. And then just click on “Convert” icon at the bottom of the sidebar to start converting all the loaded YouTube video files in batch immediately.


After several seconds or minutes, you will get the Windows Media Player supported YouTube video since the converting process completes very soon. You can just click on the file folder icon to find the converted files right away, view them freely on WMP and share it with any of your friends.


Part 4: Convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player with online video converters

Except for using Leawo Video Converter application, you could also convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player with some online video converters for free. There are some online video converting service suppliers that are designed to convert YouTube video to dozens of video formats including ClipConverter, Free Online Converter, Online Video Converter, etc.


As a free online media conversion application, ClipConverter is used to record, convert and download nearly any audio or video files and convert them to common formats. It could download and convert YouTube (HD, 720p, 1080p, 4K), Vimeo, Facebook Video and many more video files to Windows Media Player. In this case, you can just paste the YouTube video URL to the site and press Continue to select an output format, and then you could press Start button to convert YouTube to Windows Media Player free. Finally, you can download the YouTube video and get it played freely on Windows Media Player offline.


2.Free Online Converter

Free Online Converter is one of the most commonly used online video converters completely free of charge. It can be used to convert videos to a lot of video and audio formats, including MP4, FLV, AVI, MOV, MP3, M4A, OGG, AAC, etc. It is a compatible online service so that you can use it on all browsers and devices without limit on the number of conversions per day. To convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player, just copy the URL of your desired YouTube video and paste it to the converter, and then press Convert button to get your target Windows Media Player supported video files.


3.Video Converter Online

This is a free web application that converts video files to any video or audio formats you prefer. It supports more than 300 video formats, including MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, 3GP, etc. On this video converter, you can upload the downloaded YouTube video for converting or you can just copy YouTube video URL for converting it to any format Windows Media Player supported. Moreover, it allows you to change the video format, resolution or size for better enjoyment offline.

Part 5: Transfer YouTube video to Windows Media Player

Since you have got YouTube video files downloaded and converted to Windows Media Player supported format, now you can just feel free to transfer YouTube video to Windows Media Player for offline viewing.
Step 1. Open Windows Media Player on your PC.
Step 2. Right-click the player to call out a list, choose File > Open, and then double-click the YouTube video you just converted. And the video will start playing on Windows Media Player. Or you can click Organize>Manage the media library > Video Gallery > Add to add the YouTube video folder to the player.
You can also create a new playlist for playing YouTube video particularly. And then, you can drag and drop the YouTube video files to the Media Player playlist.


All in all, it would be quite easy for you to download YouTube video free of charge when you are an expert in using Video Downloader. And it would be much easier for you to convert YouTube video to Windows Media Player with the user-friendly Video Converter and some online video converters.