Maybe many of us have been wondering how to play .wlmp files on Mac or import .wlmp to QuickTime, iMovie, FCP, iTunes, iPad, iPod, iPhone and etc. The following article will introduce an easy solution.
Why we can't play or edit .wlmp files on Mac?
Just as we know Windows Live Movie Maker .wlmp file is not a valid video file but a movie project file from which a video file can be generated in Windows Live Movie Maker and this .wlmp project files cannot be opened and played by any media players like VLC, QuickTime, iTunes, iPod, iPad, iPhone or uploaded to YouTube, Facebook for sharing, let alone to play WLMP on Mac.
Though we can reopen this WLMP files in Windows Live Movie Maker on a Windows PC and then save and export the .wlmp project files to WMV video format, we are still unable to play the exported WMV on Mac. For WMV is also not compatible with Mac devices. (Exception: Windows Live Movie Maker 2012 can export WLMP to MP4, in this case, we can played the exported WLMP MP4 files on Mac)
How to Successfully Play WLMP on Mac?
In order to play .wlmp files on Mac QuickTime, iTunes, iPad, iPod, or edit WLMP files in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, we have no other choices but to convert WLMP to MP4, MOV, or MP3.
The following will describe a step by step guide on how to convert WLMP to MP4, MP3 or MOV.
Step 1 Save WLMP project file as a video file
Open Windows Live Movie Maker and click File > Open Project to open the WLMP file, and then click File > Save movie (instead of Save project or Save project as) to save your WLMP project file as a WMV video. (In Windows Live Movie Maker 2012, you can also save WLMP to MP4.)
Save WLMP project file as a video file
It is finished, if your Movie Maker is Windows Live Movie Maker 2012 and you only want to convert WLMP to MP4.
You may continue the following steps, if your Windows Live Movie Maker cannot support export .wlmp files to MP4 or if you want to convert WLMP to MOV, DV, ASF, SWF, AVI, DivX, Xvid, 3GP, FLV, WebM, MKV, VOB, RMVB, MPEG, MPG, and MPEG-2 or convert WLMP to MP3, WMA, WAV, AC3, M4A, FLAC, OGG, AIFF, MP2 and etc.
Step 2 Run Bigasoft Total Video Converter
Free download the professional WLMP to MP4, MOV Converter - Bigasoft Total Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it.
Step 3 Import the exported WLMP file
Click "Add File" button to add the exported WLMP WMV file in step 1.
Step 4 Set output profile
Click the small triangle to the right of "Profile" to select MP4, MOV, or MP3 and etc as desired output video or audio format.
Step 5 Finish WLMP to MOV, MP4 or MP3 Conversion
Click "Convert" button to start and finish converting WLMP to MP4, MOV, MP3, DV, MKV, VOB, AVI, MPG, 3GP and etc.
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