The File Extensions Database

.WPL File Extension

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

What is an .WPL file?

.WPL is Windows Media Player Playlist

Playlist of songs or videos that can be played by Windows Media Player; may be used to create dynamic playlists; stores a list of references to the actual files, but not the files themselves; written in the WPL 1.0 format, which is extended from the XML format; can be used in Windows Media Player 9 or later.

Programs that open Windows Media Player Playlist
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Nullsoft Winamp
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
File Type 2:

GTA Binary Item Placement File

Developer by: Rockstar Games Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Game file used by Grand Theft Auto (GTA) games such as GTA 4 and GTA: San Andreas; saved in a binary file format and contains item location data such as spawn points, weapon locations, and custom zone information; sometimes edited by the modding community to create game customizations.

Programs that open GTA Binary Item Placement File
Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto 4
Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
WPL Manager
File Type 3:

DEC WPS Plus Text Document

Category: Text Files

Text file created with DEC WPS Plus 4.1 or later, a DOS word processing program.

How to solve problems with WPL files

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