Copying video from Windows Media Player 11 is not possible. However, there are alternative methods that can be used to duplicate or save a video file. To copy a portion of the video without using third-party software, Windows Movie Maker should be used. Remember, a straight copy of the video is not possible as there is no "Copy" button in Windows Media Player.
Copying a Video
Open the desired video in Windows Media Player 11. To make an exact duplicate of the file in another place on the computer or to save streaming content click "File," then click "Save As." Find an appropriate directory to save the file in and click "Save." This saves a copy of the video that was playing in Windows Media Player 11 to a location on the computer.
Although copying a specific section of video is not possible using Windows Media Player 11, it can be done with Windows Movie Maker. Open Windows Movie Maker. Most computers should have it because it comes standard with Windows operating systems. If the computer does not have it installed, Windows Movie Maker can be downloaded from Microsoft.com for free.
Open the desired file in Windows Movie Maker by clicking "File," then "Open." In the trim panel move the time indicator to the part where the copied portion should begin. Click "Start Point" to set this as the start point of the new video. Move the time indicator to where the new video should end and click "End Point." These are the new start and end points to the video.
Go to "File," then "Save As" or "Render As" to render a copy of the new video. Select the destination where the new video will be rendered to and click "OK."
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