The File Extensions Database

.WM File Extension

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

What is an .WM file?

.WM is Windows Media File

Windows Media audio or video file; may contain audio, video, or both types of data; formatted using the Windows Media Player codec.

The WM extension is a simplified file extension that can be either a .WMA (Windows Audio) or .WMV (Windows Video) file. The WMA and WMV files are more specific and are used more commonly than the WM extension.

Programs that open Windows Media File
Microsoft Windows Video
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Digital Cloud Technologies Media Player

How to solve problems with WM files

  • Associate the WM file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WM file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WM files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WM 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 .WM is Windows Media File. Because only the current version supports the latest WM file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .WM is Windows Media File update.
  • To make sure that your WM file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.