WLMP File Extension

WLMP file icon
Windows Live Movie Maker Project Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.8 (21 votes)

What is WLMP file?

WLMP file contains a video project saved in XML-based text format created with free software tool Windows Movie Maker, till 2012 known as Windows Live Movie Maker. The project file doesn’t contain any actual video data but only references to such data and as such it doesn’t change the source files. A project can consist of:

  • References to edited data:
    • Movies,
    • images,
    • Audio files.
  • Information about cuts and file merging,
  • Movie transition data and information about length of given movies,
  • Effects and titles for files.

Movie projects created using Windows Movie Maker cannot be opened with other software tools as the files contains no multimedia resources. Finished project should be exported and saved in a proper video format in order to play it, share it, or burn to a disc. Windows Movie Maker was developed in 2000 as a part of Windows Millenium package. Since 2009 it has been distributed as a part of Microsoft Essentials, a package that contains basic Windows tools and programs. Since 2018, Windows Movie Maker is no longer offered by Microsoft. Creating and editing movies is now possible using Windows 10 system application Photos, or more precisely, a tool called Story Remix included in Photos.

Programs that support WLMP file

Conversion of a WLMP file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the WLMP extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of WLMP file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from WLMP extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to WLMP file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the WLMP file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the WLMP file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the WLMP file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the WLMP file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the WLMP file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the WLMP file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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