The File Extensions Database

.WLMP File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .WLMP file?

.WLMP is Windows Live Movie Maker Project File

A WLMP file is a movie project file created by Windows Live Movie Maker, a program that allows users to create their own movies and slideshows. It contains movie transitions, music, and effects as well as links to digital photos or videos. WLMP files are used to create videos but they do not contain actual video.

WLMP files are used to create personal videos for sharing with friends and family. They can be exported to .WMV files, published to YouTube, and burned to DVDs.

Windows Live Movie Maker was initially released in 2000 as part of the Windows Essentials software suite. It is primarily used to create and edit videos then share them to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Flickr, or OneDrive. In 2012, Windows discontinued the Windows Live name and the program became known as just Windows Movie Maker.

Programs that open Windows Live Movie Maker Project File
Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker

How to solve problems with WLMP files

  • Associate the WLMP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WLMP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WLMP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WLMP file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .WLMP is Windows Live Movie Maker Project File. Because only the current version supports the latest WLMP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .WLMP is Windows Live Movie Maker Project File update.
  • To make sure that your WLMP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.