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    Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    Hi -

    Okay, I may be mixing apples and oranges, but………….

    Question: can I “send” a video from Youtube to WMP10?

    I have a Youtube account; I added a video to my Favorites, created a Playlist. I go to WMP and cannot find the video- anywhere.

    I then emailed myself the video, but upon clicking it, it takes me back to Youtube and I can play it from there.

    What I thought could happen is that once it’s on my computer, I can play it directly – without having to be online.

    I’ve read all the material I could find and I just don’t understand how to have the video appear in WMP. Any suggestions on sites I can visit to learn what I’m doing wrong?

    Thank you!

    Acer

    As mentioned in a previous post, I don't care to See the video, I just want to Hear the music. If there's a program out there that accommodates such a wish, I'd be happy to know about it. Thanks.

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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    YouTube uses the Flash player to display streaming content. There's no file downloaded to your Temporary Internet Files folder.

    See the thread starting at <post:=668,315>post 668,315</post:> for some programs that can download and convert streaming content to a file on your PC.

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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    Thank you, Hans. Am going there right now.

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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    Hello, hello -

    I am Still struggling to understand how streaming works.. I enter the video from YouTube that I want - http://youtube.com/watch?v=WHp_gPxbf9w – into the FLV player, but get “Loading” and nothing happens. Am I entering the wrong address – even tho copied from YouTube? I KNOW I am missing some element here, some 'obvious' step, but cannot ferret out what I don’t know…

    I've come up empty-handed on the searches I've done - Goggle and Yahoo and Ask.

    To reiterate, I just am interested in hearing the music from the videos --I don't care about the quality of the pictures.

    As always, any help is most appreciated!

    Acer

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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    I'll move this thread from General Windows Solutions to Software Finds and Wants; I think you have a better chance of a reply there (your question is not about Windows).

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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    What "FLV" are you trying to use?
    There are so many out there, let us check out the ONE you are trying to use.

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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    You cannot play YouTube content on a local media player (one that lives on your computer). You absolutely, positively, must go to the YouTube website to view or hear the content.

    Streaming means many things, but as it relates to content, it means the audio/video information is fed to your computer in a stream. Think of a garden hose. While YouTube is streaming, it is only streaming to your web browser because of the flash based player. There are other streams that you can open in a media player, but not YouTube. Try looking for content from an Internet radio station.
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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    Ah hah, I'm getting it. Thanks, Mark.

    Dave, the FLV Player was from martijndevisser(http://www.martijndevisser.com/blog/flv-player) But, as Mark explained, this is now moot. Thanks for your offer of help. Acer

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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    Hi you might want to check out save2pc which claims to do what you want (never tried it myself, so ymmv)
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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    John -

    Thank you, Thank you! Elegantly easy.

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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    I'm assuming you mean on a streaming basis. I use Fast Video Download FireFox Extension and the players mentioned in this thread to download and watch YouTube vids.
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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    You could also check Wondershare Youtube downloader

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    Re: Windows Media Player & downloaded video/music

    (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    I most likely have missed the point of the original question, but if you want to view have a copy of a youtube video on your computer to view when you want, you can enter the URL into the appropriate field here: http://www.convertdirect.com/ and it will d/l the video to your computer in flv format or you can have it convert it to AVI and then d/l it.
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