What's A WLMP File?
WLMP, short for Windows Live Movie Maker, is a project file saved with Windows Live Movie Maker (the successor Windows Movie Maker). The latter is a free movie maker that comes with Windows 7 and Windows 8. With it, you can easily make family movies from photos, videos, and music. You should know that WLMP file is not a video file. Therefore, if you want to share WLMP video file on YouTube, or play it with Windows Media Player, you will fail.
So you need to convert WLMP to AVI or other formats for sharing on YouTube or playing with your favorite media player. This article will show you how to convert WLMP to WMV first with Windows Live Movie Maker and then convert WMV to AVI with a video converter software like iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate.
How to Convert WLMP to AVI on Windows 8 and Windows 7
Save WLMP to WMV video
Launch Windows Live Movie Maker or just Movie Maker from the Start Menu first. When it starts, go to File (the top left icon) > Open Project to locate your .wlmp file. Then go to File > Save Movie and select a target format. Here we select "For computer". In the resulting window, give a name to the video and choose a format from Save As Type option. Either MPEG-4/H.264 (MP4) or Windows Media Video (WMV) is available. WMV is recommended.
Windows Live Movie Maker can't convert WLMP to AVI directly. Only WMV and MP4 are supported. So a video converter is required to convert WLMP to AVI, MOV, MPG, FLV, etc. Here iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate is recommended. It can easily convert the created WMV files to AVI in a few minutes.
Add WMV files to WLMP converter
After downloaded and installed iSkysoft WLMP to AVI converter, start it and import the created WMV files to the program. You can either drag and drop the selected files to the main window of the program, or click the Add Files button on top to import WMV files.
Choose AVI as the output format
To set the output format, click the Output Format option on the right hand side or simply click the Format icon. In the open dialog, go to Format > Video and choose AVI format. If it's necessary to change the AVI codec, resolution, frame rate, etc., click the Settings option at bottom. If you're planning to watch WLMP video on your mobile device, you can simply choose your mobile device in the Device tab. All the video settings are optimized so you can watch the converted video on your device without any problem.
Besides AVI, 100+ video formats are also supported, including MKV, MPG, FLV, MKV, MOV, M4V, ASF, XVID, DV, and so on.
Start to convert WLMP to AVI on Windows
Finally, click the Convert button to start all the conversion tasks. In seconds or minutes, Your WLMP-exported WMV files will be converted to AVI format. When finished, a message will appear at the bottom right corner. Then click the Open Folder to view your AVI files.
WLMP to AVI Conversion Questions
Have other questions about WLMP files? Check the answers below or post your own question at the end of this article.
Where to download Windows Live Movie Maker?
Note that WLMP is only supported by Windows Live Movie Maker, not Windows Movie Maker. If you can't find WLMM in your Windows system, download it at Microsoft's website. While installing, you can choose Movie Maker only and/or other programs like Photo Gallery, SkyDrive, Messenger, etc.
Can I play WLMP with Windows Media Player?
No. To play your WLMP video file, you need convert WLMP to AVI or WMV video first. And then open Windows Media Player to play the AVI or WMV video files.
Can I convert WLMP to AVI on Mac?
No, you can't convert WLMP files to AVI on Mac OS X. To convert WLMP files, Windows Live Movie Maker is required, which can't run on Mac. Plus, WLMM can't directly convert WLMP to AVI. Therefore, after saving a WMV video from a WLMP file, a regular video converter is required to convert WMV to AVI. Then you can transfer the converted AVI files to Mac. Actually, MOV is more compatible video format than AVI on Mac. If possible, convert WLMP to MOV for Mac OS X.