How to Record Streaming Audio With Windows Media Player

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How to Record Streaming Audio With Windows Media Player
You may record streaming audio on your computer to listen to later. (computer image by blaine stiger from

Computer users with a Windows operating system may listen to streaming audio, which takes up less space on an operating system because there is no need to create an audio file. If you desire to record a song, however, you may do so with the use of your Windows Media Player and another software program.

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  1. 1

    Determine which audio recording software you plan to use. A variety of paid and unpaid software options are available. Download the desired software to your computer.

  2. 2

    Double-click the Windows Media Player icon that sits on your computer desktop. If you do not see the icon on your desktop, click "Start," go to "Program Files" and double-click on Windows Media Player.

  3. 3

    Begin the stream on your player by choosing "File" and "Open URL." Paste the URL of an audio stream you desire from a website such as Groove Shark in the window that opens and then press "Enter."

  4. 4

    Start the recording software that you downloaded earlier. Navigate to the "Configuration" menu of the software.

  5. 5

    Select a format in which to store your data. You may save your recording as an MP3, WAV, AVI or CDA file.

  6. 6

    Begin to record the audio. Choose the words that state "Start Recording." Once the recording concludes, hit the "Enter" key on your computer.

  7. 7

    Click the "Save" feature to store the file on your laptop or desktop.

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