Files with wpl extenson are playlists for the Windows Media Player. Playlists contain list of songs that will be played when the wpl file is opened.

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the WPL file extension!

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WPL file extension - Microsoft Windows Media Player playlist

What is wpl file? How to open wpl files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

wpl file icon: wpl filetype icon

File extension wpl is used for Windows Media Player Playlist files, a client-side playlists that are written in a proprietary format similar to XML. Microsoft introduced this file format in Windows Media Player 9 Series.

WPL format can contain dynamic playlists, whereas asx and m3u formats cannot. It is the default playlist format In Windows Media Player 9 Series and later.

A .wpl playlist contains only list of songs or other media files and paths to them. These files DO NOT contain any audio or video data at all.

Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open wpl file:

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Media Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Media Player is default multimedia player installed in Microsoft Windows. WMP can manage music, videos and pictures in computer, play or view them, sync them with portable devices, or burn them on CD/DVD media. It also supports home media sharing with other computers.

Help how to open:

Most current media players are able to work with the wpl files

How to convert:

The simplest way how to convert *.wpl files is to open them in another media player than Windows Media Player and save them to different playlist format like M3U.

Find conversions from wpl file:

wpl to m3u

wpl to m3u8

wpl to pla

wpl to pls

wpl to wmdb

wpl to xspf

Find converter to wpl file type:

m3u to wpl

pla to wpl

pls to wpl

wmdb to wpl

xspf to wpl

zpl to wpl

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4D 69 63 72 6F 73 6F 66 74 20 57 69 6E 64 6F 77 73
ASCII code: Microsoft.Windows.Media.Player.--.

List of software applications associated to the .wpl file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open wpl file, edit wpl file, convert wpl file, view wpl file, play wpl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting wpl files.

Software that open wpl file - Microsoft Windows Media Player playlist

Programs supporting the exension wpl on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open wpl file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with wpl file by default:
Microsoft Windows Media Player small icon Microsoft Windows Media Player
Other suggested software:
Winamp small icon Winamp
VLC media player small icon VLC media player
Playlist Manager

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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