File Extension WPL

File type: Windows Media Player Playlist File, DEC WPS Plus Text Document File

About the WPL file type:

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WPL files are typically used by the Windows media player as playlists files of songs or videos that are to be played within the windows media player. Playlists are essentially simple indexes of media files both audio as well as video that has been selected by the user to form a batch. These playlists can be saved and opened within Windows Media Player and saves the process of selecting the songs you wish to hear from you large list of songs. Sometimes people also tend to create different playlists based on different moods so that they can change their songs or type of songs around depending on their moods by simply changing the playlists. This way they reduce the effort of finding the right songs to just doing it once and saving it as a playlist and never have to bother again. One can edit playlists as well, add songs, remove songs etc. The playlist files are simple ASCII plain text files and can be opened using any standard text editor essentially and these have only references to the songs on the file system along with certain specific details about the songs and nothing else. The actual song files are not stored in these playlist files. They lie on the file system and the play list files just refer to their addresses.

Detailed information for file extension WPL

Category: Data File
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: DEC WPS Plus 4.1 or later, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 or later
Open with Linux:
The DEC WPS Plus is a text editing software and the files produced by its version 4.1 or later are saved using the WPL file extension. DEC WPS Plus is essentially a simple word processing program for the DOS.