WMZ File Type

- The quick facts

What are WMZ files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WMZ file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a WMZ file?

WMZ files have multiple uses, and Windows Media Player skin is one of them.

Windows Media Player skin

The .wmz file extension is mainly associated with files that are being found in Windows Media Player. WMZ is a setting file format

commonly used to identify files used by Windows application that changes the application interface appearance. WMZ file is a

compressed ZIP archive that stores one or multiple Windows Media Player skins, consisting of Javascript and images used to modify Windows Media player's appearance.

WMZ format is the standard distribution format for Windows Media player skins. Double-clicking a .wmz file will prompt

the Windows System, especially Windows Media Player, opens and asks the user if he wants to install the player's skin.

How to open WMZ files

Important: Different programs may use files with the WMZ file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your WMZ file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different WMZ openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 15, 2022

All known file formats using extension .WMZ

While Windows Media Player skin is a popular type of WMZ-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .WMZ extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Compressed Windows Meta File

A WMZ file may also be a Windows Meta File that has been compressed to reduce its size. These files contain images or vector graphics.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different WMZ openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of WMZ files. Remember, different programs may use WMZ files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Windows Media Format RuntimeWindows Media Format RuntimeUser submitted
Windows Media PlayerWindows Media PlayerUser submitted
Systweak PhotoStudioSystweak PhotoStudioUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted
ZipZag ArchiverZipZag ArchiverUser submitted
Ace Video PlayerAce Video PlayerUser submitted