WPL File Type

- The quick facts

What are WPL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WPL 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 WPL file?

WPL files have multiple uses, and Windows Media Player Playlist is one of them.

Windows Media Player Playlist

The Windows Media Player is a free application that allows users to listen to and view media data on their computers.

The WPL files that are used by the Media Player application contain playlists of songs and videos that can be played using the media application. The WPL file stores a list of references to the audio and video files, but not the actual media files themselves.

The WPL file format is only used in Windows Media Player versions 9 and later. The wpl file extension is automatically assigned to playlists that are created within the software.

Other media player applications have adapted the format and are compatible with these playlists too.

How to open WPL files

We have identified 4 WPL openers that are compatible with this specific type of WPL file.

Programs that open Windows Media Player Playlist files

Last updated: January 19, 2022

All known file formats using extension .WPL

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

WindowWorks Spreadsheet

PFS WindowWorks was an integrated all-in-one office application that included a word processor, spreadsheet, chart editor, database, etc. It was developed by Spinnaker Software for Windows 3.0. It stored spreadsheets in files with extension WPL.

This software has been obsolete for many years.

WPL opener for Windows

We have identified one WPL opener that is compatible with this specific type of WPL file.


Various apps that use files with this extension

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

WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
UMPlayerUMPlayerUser submitted
QvodPlayerQvodPlayerUser submitted
OpenSubtitlesPlayerOpenSubtitlesPlayerUser submitted
MplayerMplayerUser submitted
jetAudiojetAudioUser submitted
MixPad Audio MixerMixPad Audio MixerUser submitted
Total Recorder Standard EditionTotal Recorder Standard EditionUser submitted
JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media CenterUser submitted