Media Player 12 for Windows 7: Save as is grayed out...

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by dsmeeth, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. dsmeeth

    dsmeeth Guest

    Windows 7, Media Player 12. When I view a video in with the player in Skin
    Mode, the File Menu shows Save as but it is grayed out. Not sure to save a
    video. Happens when I view a video off the Internet or when viewed directly
    off the hard drive.
     
    dsmeeth, Jan 15, 2010
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  2. dsmeeth

    Tim De Baets Guest

    I don't see how Save As can be useful for videos that are already on the
    hard drive. Why not just copy the video file?

    For videos on the Internet, you can right-click the link in IE and
    select Save Target As, to download the video to the hard drive.

    Regards
     
    Tim De Baets, Jan 16, 2010
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  3. dsmeeth

    dsmeeth Guest

    Re: utility of Save As.
    If you click a video internet link and watch it, saving the file requires
    that one return to the original webpage. Prior versions of media player
    allowed a Save As of the currently playing video. Now one is required to
    right click the link / Save Target As to save the video. Extra steps, not
    intiutive.

    Or when viewing videos off a CD, saving a few to the hard drive here and
    there. Again, not being able to save the currently loaded video from media
    player requires extra steps.

    Why might Microsoft disable Save As?
     
    dsmeeth, Jan 18, 2010
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