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    W Media Player 'Save as'??

    Use MS WMP (v10); here (@work) I can play certain files (as a codec is installed here). When I am @home, that doesn't work as I miss the codecs (they are VOIPs and I can't get them on the Internet). So I'm looking for a way (any way) to allow WMP to save the file it plays to disk (as any format: 'normal' WAV, MP3, OGG, i don't care).

    Any clues?

    Thanks :-)

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    Re: W Media Player 'Save as'??

    I presume you want save to a file the media stream (not the file) you listen with Windows Media Player (otherwise your question does not make sense).
    It is possible, but programs to do such thing are not free. See Windows Media stream recorders (and many more similar sites) for details.

    About codecs - did you try K-Lite Codec Pack 2.80 Full (this is 18.5 MB download) or even K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.61 (32.7 MB download - this one includes previous download plus QuickTime and Real Alternatives) ? They are free alternative for media players which includes almost all codecs.

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    On the other hand, you can solve your problem immediately by connecting audio output on your computer sound card to audio input on another computer with 3.5 mm Stereo Male/Male Cable and use Sound Recorder (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder) to record the stream <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>. Enjoy!

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    Re: W Media Player 'Save as'??

    OK, thanks for the feedback (you're quite creative ;-) )

    However, the files I have are actually physical WAV files. So, as a first approach, I don't want to 'catch' the stream and capture that, but just do a "Save as" and save it in a format that does not us the codec. I checked the K-Lite Codec pack already and the Codec is not in there.

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