How can I play and open WLMP project file on Surface Pro 3

Want to play and open WLMP project file on Surface Pro 3? Now read this article which will help you find a way out to convert WLMP to Surface playable format.


Why won't a .wlmp file play on Surface?

Someone shot a video and burned it to a DVD in the .wlmp format. Why can't I view this DVD on my Surface 2? Then is it possible to play wlmp on the upcoming Surface Pro 3? What player do I need to download to play a .wlmp file? Do I have to convert this file type to something else? If so, to what & how do I do that?

Best answer:

WLMP is not a movie file. It's the Project file which is only useful for re-editing in Live Movie Maker. And it cannot be played outside of Live Movie Maker. For sharing and playing in Windows Media Player, you should save the file as a movie in the WMV format at first.

In fact, it’s dead easy following the detailed guide below to solve all the headache and time-consuming issues. 

Easy way to play and open WLMP project file on Surface Pro 3

Step 1: Save WLMP project file as video format

For Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista users :
  • Click the Movie Maker button to open Windows Live Movie Maker
  • Click the menu “File -> Open Project” to open *.WLMP file
  • Click “File -> Save movie” to save WLMP project file as a video file
In Windows Live Movie Maker 2012, exporting WLMP project file to video format extends from WMV to MP4. You can save WLMP files to WMV or MPEG-4 H.264 Video in High-definition 1080p or 720p, Widescreen (480p), or Standard-definition.

For Mac OS X users:

There is no other option to export WLMP file to video on Mac but to export WLMP file on Windows 7 or Windows XP in Windows Live Movie Maker.

Tips:

It is finished, if you only want to convert WLMP project file to MP4 for viewing.

But if your Windows Live Movie Maker can't create mp4 files, or you are a mac user, or even you want to convert WLMP to other video formats like AVI, MOV, VOB, MPEG-2, iPod, iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, Surface Pro 3, etc., just continue the following steps.


Step 2: Launch WLMP Converter

Free download the professional WLMP Converter – Pavtube Video Converter which is highly recommended. The mac version is Video Converter for Mac. Download it and follow the tips below to finish the WLMP conversion.

As you can see, you can finish your task in three simply steps:

1. Click Add Files to loaded the exported WLMP WMV videos to the program.

convert wlmp to surface pro 3

2. Click Output Format to bring up the drop-down menu of the format list and select Surface Pro 3 preferable video format "Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)" as the output format.

3. Click the big Convert button to start converting WLMP to Surface Pro 3 supported mp4 format.

That's it. After the conversion, click Open Folder to locate the converted videos and transfer to your Surface Pro 3 for enjoying.

Tip: You can edit video and customize specs before conversion.

a. You can edit these videos before conversion by clicking the pencil-like icon on the top. Trim, crop, edit audio, add srt/ass/ssa subtitles and special effect are all supported in this edit window.

b. Back to main interface, you can click Settings to free customize video size, bitrate(quality), frame rate, sample rate and other specs.