How do I convert a .wlmp file to a .wmv file?
This is a typical question asked on Yahoo Answers. To answer this question, you must learn about what's a WLMP file? WLMP, which stands for Windows Live Movie Maker Project, is the project file you saved from the movie making project in Microsoft's Windows Live Movie Maker. Windows Live Maker Maker is a component of Windows Essentials. It's a free movie maker that helps you make movies from videos, music and photos.
WLMP files are not actually a video file. They only include the information about your project, for example, where your photos are located, which part of the video is cut, etc. To convert WLMP files, Windows Live Movie Maker, you can also called it "WLMP converter", is required. By default, Windows Live Movie Maker can convert WLMP to WMV or MP4 video. If you want to convert WLMP to other formats like AVI, MOV, MPG, FLV, etc., you have to use a general WLMP video converter to convert the exported WMV files. This article will show you how to convert WLMP files to WMV and virtually any format you want.
How to Convert WLMP to WMV or Other Video Formats
Convert WLMP to WMV video
Launch Windows Live Movie Maker or just Movie Maker from the Start Menu and go to File (the top left icon) > Open Project. In the dialog that opens, locate your .wlmp file and you'll see the included video, photos, music, etc. Then go to File > Save Movie (not Save Project As) to choose an output format. Here simply select "For computer". In a short time, you'll get a .wmv or .mp4 file, depending on what you've selected in the Save As Type option.
If WMV or MP4 is the final format you want, you're done. Windows Live Movie Maker is the only "WLMP converter" you need to convert WLMP files. No other WLMP file converter programs are required. However, to convert WLMP to AVI, MOV, MPG, FLV, iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate is recommended. Read on about how to convert the created WMV to your desired format.
Add WMV files to WLMP converter
After downloaded and installed iSkysoft WLMP converter, start it and import the created WMV files to the program. You can do that by dragging and dropping WMV files to the main window of the program, or click the Add Files button to open a browser to locate WMV files.
Choose an output format
Over 100 video formats are supported by this WLMP converter. To choose the output format, click the Output Format option at the right or click the Format icon. In the resulting dialog, go to Format > Video and choose your favorite format. If you want to change the codec, resolution, frame rate and other video settings, you can click the Settings option at the bottom right corner.
Start to convert WLMP to the final format
The last step is to click the Convert button and all the added WMV files will be converted to your selected format. You can then use it as you want.
WLMP Conversion Questions
Have other question about WLMP files? See the answers below or post your question in the comments.
Can I convert WLMP files on Mac?
No, you can't convert WLMP files on Mac. To convert WLMP files, Windows Live Movie Maker is required, which can't run on Mac. To play WLMP video on Mac, you have to save a movie from WLMP project file and then convert the created video file to MOV format. You can't directly convert WLMP file to MOV with WLMM (Windows Live Movie Maker).
Can I play WLMP with Windows Media Player?
No, to play WLMP file, you should convert WLMP to WMV video first. And then double click the WMV files. Windows Media Player will open to start playing the movie included in the WLMP file.
Where to download Windows Live Movie Maker?
Windows Live Movie Maker is part of Windows Essentials suite. If you can't find it in your Windows system, download it at its official site. When installing, you can select to install Movie Maker only or other programs like Photo Gallery, Microsoft SkyDrive, Messenger, Writer, etc.