How to Import a Video into Microsoft Media Player (5 Steps)

By Michael J. Scott

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If you use a Windows-based PC, odds are high that you use Windows Media Player to listen to music. In addition to music, Microsoft's ubiquitous media player will also play video files, allowing video to be added to your library just like an MP3 file. By adding the video file to your Media Player library, you can have ready access to it without having to search through your hard drive for the file.

Step 1

Open Windows Media Player by clicking on the Start menu and then clicking on the Windows Media Player icon.

Step 2

Click on the "Library" tab in Media Player. If you already have music or video in your library, you will see those files displayed here.

Step 3

With Media Player still open, click on the video file you would like to import to highlight it.

Step 4

Drag the video file over to the Library window in Media Player, and release the button. This will import the video into your Media Player library.

Step 5

Click on the "Library" tab at the top of Media Player, and select "Video." Once your video library opens, verify that the video file has been added.