How to Play Netflix Video on Windows Media Player

Downloading Netflix videos to your device allows you to watch your favorite video offline when you are away from Wi-Fi or cell service. Not all content on Netflix is available to download, but Netflix has made downloadable titles easy to find by arranging them in a dedicated section named “Available for Download”. Simply go to the section, you can find your favorite downloadable videos and download them for offline playback. Note that the downloaded titles can only be watched within the Netflix app on the device you downloaded them on. So in general, you are not able to play them on other media players, for instance, Windows Media Player.

Fortunately, things changed thanks to the coming out of some professional Netflix video downloaders. Read on for more details about how to download content from Netflix and play it on Windows Media Player. This instruction should also work for those who want to play Netflix videos on VLC Media Player or other players.

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Best Netflix Video Downloader - FlixiCam

To download Netflix videos and play them on Windows Media Player, you are strongly recommended to use FlixiCam. It is an amazing Netflix video downloader that can help you easily create an offline collection of movies and TV shows and watch them on any occasion, even without an active Internet connection. All the downloaded videos will be stored on your computer in MP4 format so that you can transfer or play them on any media players or devices without restriction. What's more, the smart tool supports to keep 5.1 surround sound, HD video quality (up to 1080P), and multiple-language audio track & subtitles.

Highlights of FlixiCam:
  • Download any movie, TV shows, documentaries from Netflix.
  • Output videos in MP4 format.
  • Support downloading HD videos (up to 1080P).
  • Pinpoint videos by entering keywords or video link.
  • Keep multi-language audio track & subtitles and 5.1 surround sound.
  • Works on Windows 11/10/8/7 and macOS 10.15 or above.

FlixiCam - Download Netflix video fast with HD qualityAn easy-to-use tool that is capable of saving Netflix titles with great speed and keeping HD quality!

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Tips: FlixiCam needs to work with a valid Netflix account, so please do make sure your Netflix subscription is still within the validity period.

Now, let's follow the detailed tutorial to download Netflix videos and play them on Windows Media Player. Please download FlixiCam program first before getting started.

Tutorial: Play Netflix Video on Windows Media Player

Step 1. Run FlixiCam and Log into Netflix Account

FlixiCam needs to work with a Netflix account. After launching FlixiCam, the first step is to log into your Netflix account by entering any word in the search box to open the Netflix login window.

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Step 2. Customize the Output Settings

Tap the Setting icon on the upper right corner to customize the output format (MP4 or MKV), output quality (High, Medium, Low), output path, audio and subtitles language, etc.

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Step 3. Search Videos on FlixiCam

FlixiCam enables you to import videos by entering the name of movies & TV shows or copying and pasting the link of videos from Netflix Web Player to it. After inputting the video's name or link, simply press the "Enter" button on your keyboard, followed that the program will list the video or all of the related videos.

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Step 4. Select Audio Track and Subtitle

FlixiCam allows you to select the audio track and subtitle as needed in the Advanced Download window. If you are trying to download a TV show, simply click the Download icon, followed that a window will pop up allowing you to select titles as well as seasons, and to choose audio track and subtitles by clicking "Advanced Download" in the bottom left corner. If you try to download a movie, please click the "Advanced Download" icon beside "Download" to open the window.

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Step 5. Start to Download Netflix Videos

Now hit "Download", then the program will start downloading the Netflix videos to the output folder.

Afterward, you can click on Library to find the well-downloaded Netflix videos on local drive. Now all those videos are stored in MP4 format, you can share them freely.

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Whether you expect to play Netflix videos on Windows Media Player, VLC or other devices, FlixiCam can always give a hand. If you don't believe it, simply give it a try. If you don't believe it, simply give it a try. Of course, the trial version only allows you to download the first 5 mins of each video in HD quality. To get the full video, please purchase a license.