WPL File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a WPL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .WPL files.

What is a WPL file?

Files that contain the .wpl file extension are commonly used by the Microsoft Windows Media Player. The Windows Media Player is a free application that allows users to listen to and view media data on their computer.

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.

How to open WPL files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension WPL for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension WPL

While we know of one file format using the .WPL file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .WPL file.

Various viewers for this file format

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
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
UMPlayerUMPlayerUser submitted
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerUser submitted
ALLPlayerALLPlayerUser submitted
QvodPlayerQvodPlayerUser submitted
OpenSubtitlesPlayerOpenSubtitlesPlayerUser submitted
MplayerMplayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with WPL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with WPL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!