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A friend sent me via email a song in wpl format.  When I try to play it on my Media Player 11 I get an error message that it cannot open file.  I followed their help instructions but I still can't get it to play. How can I get the file to open?
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It's just a list of songs, it's not an audio file.
You need both: wpl file, and the audio files(.mp3, .wav,. wma)
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Pretty sure that wpl files are actually Windows Playlist files not the actual song. Might be worth trying to get your friend to email to file again. Check the size of the file to confirm this.

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per Article ID:316992 Microsoft.com.....

" Windows Media Player Playlist (.wpl)
Versions of Windows Media Player that support this file type:
"      Windows Media Player 9 Series
"      Windows Media Player 10
"      Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player Playlist (.wpl) files are client-side playlists that are written in a proprietary format. Microsoft introduced this file format in Windows Media Player 9 Series. The .wpl format can create dynamic playlists, whereas .asx and .m3u formats cannot. In Windows Media Player 9 Series, the auto playlist feature uses the .wpl format. The .wpl format is the default file format used for playlists that you save in Windows Media Player 9 Series."

I agree with TsTbB, get your frind to send the correct file....also if she has problems sending a song via email...tell her to put it in a zipped folder then send it. Some email services do not allow you to send music through your email...it has to do with copyrights. If it is in a .zip or .rar file type the email servers will not realixe it is a mp3. Let me know if you need help.
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