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Convert WLMP to MP4 - 5 Free & Online Ways

By Reuben Zaback | Last Update:

Summary: Read this post to learn how to convert WLMP to MP4 online for free effortlessly by using the best 5 free WLMP converters.

Let's start by getting to know what a WLMP file is? A WLMP file (file with the .wlmp extension) is a project file saved from Windows Movie Maker, also known as Movie Maker.

It's not an actual media file format like MP4 which can be played or shared on major devices and platforms.

As a project file, WLMP is for instructing Movie Maker where to find all the media items and assets of an editing project. Only Movie Maker can open a WLMP file.

Thus, if you want to play or share a WLMP file on Windows 10/11, Mac, YouTube, and TikTok… or you need to edit a WLMP file on another computer or video editor, it's necessary to convert WLMP to MP4.

5 Free or Online Ways to Convert WLMP to MP4


Method 1. Free Convert WLMP to MP4 with Windows Movie Maker

Can Windows Movie Maker convert .wlmp to MP4? Absolutely. However, only Windows Movie Maker 2012 allows you to save the WLMP file as MP4. The earlier versions do not support the export of MP4 videos.

Step 1. Launch up Movie Maker, click File > Open project, pick up the WLMP file that you'd like to convert to MP4. Hit Open.

Step 2. Navigate to the top menu bar and click on Save movie on the dropdown of File.

Step 3. Select the desired output format from the various ready-made options.

Save WLMP as MP4 or WMV
Save WLMP as MP4 or WMV

Step 4. In the menu that appears, choose MPEG-4/H.264 or Windows Media Video File for the file type, the former refers to MP4, and the latter means WMV.

Step 5. Once you have made the proper choice, click on Save to export the WLMP file as an MP4/WMV file.

Method 2. Easily Convert WLMP to MP4 with VideoProc Converter AI

VideoProc Converter AI might be the best WLMP to MP4 converter you've used thus far. This amazing video converter works flawlessly on both Windows 11/10/8/7and Mac, offering you pretty much the easiest way to convert WLMP to MP4, MOV, AVI, and all other popular and rare formats without quality loss.

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Step 0. After opening a WLMP file on Windows Movie Maker, click File > Save Movie, select Recommended for this project, and then choose Windows Media Video as the output file type. Hit Save to save the WLMP file in WMV movie format.

Step 1. Open up VideoProc Converter AI. Hit Video > +Video. Select the WLMP file that you've saved in the WMV file format via Windows Movie Maker.

Step 2. Go to the Target Format section, hit Video. Select MP4 H264, MP4 HEVC, or MP4 MPEG.

Save WLMP as MP4 or WMV
Choose MP4 as the Output Format

Step 3. Hit Run to start to convert WLMP to MP4 on Windows 11/10/8/7 or Mac.

Method 3. Free Convert WLMP to MP4 Online with Zamzar

Online converters that support both WMV and MP4 formats should be able to convert WLMP to MP4 online without Movie Maker. Among a number of online WLMP to MP4 converters, Zamzar is a great option for beginners. The free account of Zamzar is given 2 chances to convert WMA files with a size no larger than 150MB to MP4 every 24 hours. Before everything getting started, making sure you've already converted WLMV to WMV with Movie Maker on PC.

Step 1. Visit the official site of Zamzar, select Add Files. Choose the WMV file that's saved via Windows Movie Maker.

Step 2. Click the dropdown icon of Convert To. Select MP4.

Step 3. Click Convert Now, Zamzar starts to convert WLMP to MP4 online.

Convert WLMP to MP4 Online
Convert WLMP to MP4 Online with Zamzar

However, an online .wlmp to .mp4 converter will be just about at the bottom of my list to get. To convert WLMP to MP4 online, the processing speed highly depends on your network conditions and the source WLMP file size. Worse more, the private security issue is hard to guarantee.

Method 4. Free Convert WLMP to MP4 Online with Online-Convert

Unlike Zamzar that only allows the free user to convert WLMP to MP4 twice per day. Online-Convert is generous and adequate for most users. With it, 20 times conversions can be done every 24 hours. However, we cannot say Online-Convert is superior to Zamzar as the uploaded file size has to be smaller than 100MB.

Step 1. After saving the WLMP file as WMV with Windows Movie Maker, open Online-Convert.

Step 2. Go to Video Converter, unfold its dropdown list, and select 'Convert to MP4'. This will lead you to a new page.

Step 3. Choose 'Select Files' to import the WLMP file you've saved in the WMV format.

Step 4. Press 'Start' to start to convert WLMP to MP4 online without Movie Maker.

Online Convert WLMP to MP4
Convert WLMP to MP4 with Online-Convert

Method 5. Free Convert WLMP to MP4 Free with HandBrake

Need to convert WLMP to MP4 without limit or costing a dime? Your go-to option is HandBrake. It's an open-source video converter, letting you convert WLMP to MP4, MKV, and MKV without Movie Maker. As for codecs and other video properties, it prepares rich presets in hopes of offering you the best viewing experience while watching them on different platforms. However, Handbrake is not for every user. If you are hazy about the codec or compression, then it might take hours and even days to convert WLMP to MP4 with the wanted result.

Step 1. Install Handbrake on your PC, Mac or Linux, and click on its icon to launch it up.

Step 2. Drag and drop the WMV file that you just converted from WLMP to the interface. Your files will be successfully loaded up Handbrake in seconds or minutes later.

Step 3. Go to the Preset tab, and there you need to select the right preset for the final MP4 video from the numerous options shown in the long list.

Step 4. Move your cursor to the Summary section, and choose MP4 in the Format tab.

Handbrake WLMP WMV to MP4
Handbrake WLMP WMV to MP4

Step 5. Check Dimensions, Filters, Video, Audio, Subtitles tabs respectively to check whether the relevant properties match the preset and the source file. You have to be very careful in this step to get avoid distortion, a/v out-of-sync, picture/video/audio missing issues.


How to Play WLMP Files on Windows 10/11?

The sole program that can play WLMP files is Windows Movie Maker. However, as said before, it was discontinued by Microsoft and is not prebuilt on Windows 10/11 PC anymore. Luckily, you can download Windows Live Essentials 2012 installer to get Movie Maker 2012 back on your Windows 10/11, and then convert WLMP to MP4 for playing on Windows 10/11.

How Do I Convert a WLMP File to YouTube?

In Windows Movie Maker, click YouTube on the share tab after adding up the WLMP project. If you intend to convert a WLMP file to YouTube without Windows Movie Maker, you should first save the movie maker project as a WMV file, and then convert it to MP4 with converters like VideoProc Converter AI before posting to YouTube.

How to Convert WLMP to MP4 without Windows Movie Maker?

The first step is saving the WLMP file in WMV formats in Movie Maker. After that, get a professional media converter that goes compatible with WMV to turn the WLMP that you've saved in WMV format to the MP4 movie file.

What is a WLMP File?

WLMP refers to Windows Live Movie Project. It is created by Windows (Live) Movie Maker. WLMP is different from well-known movie files like MP4 or MOV which hold audio/video/image streams and can be viewed on a variety of media players and devices. What a WLM file records are the location information for the entire media component of a video, and all the works that have been done on the timeline. Therefore, you have to open a WLMP file by using Windows Movie Maker.

How to Open WLMP File?

To open WLMP file on Windows Movie Maker: Right-click on the file folder of the source WLMP file and select Open with. Choose Windows Movie Maker.

If we want to open WLMP file without Windows Movie Maker, then we have to save the WLMP file in the WMV or MP4 file format via Windows Movie Maker. What's worth noting is, WMV format isn't compatible with iOS and macOS devices. Thus, we'd better convert the format of the saved WMV file into MP4(H.264) via VideoProc Converter AI.

About The Author

Hi, I'm Reuben Zaback and I've been an award-winning editor of Digiarty for four years. Writer by day and reader by night, I share programs reviews & tutorials, multimedia solutions, latest tech trends, devices tips, etc. I geek out over Apple products, sports cameras, drones, gadgets and always look to learn something new. My spare time is dominated by sports rehab and part-time study.

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