RM, Real Media File (.rm)

The RM Video file format

There are several RealMedia files that comprises of compressed video and audio data. In order to run such files in the RealMedia Player the RM file format is used. The RealMedia Player was a popular software in times when a modem-based connection were more widely distributed than broadband connections. A higher compression was provided by said layer which further facilitated the streaming of video and audio files. The quality of final output of the files however was generally poor. Real Player makes use of the RM file format to open audio and video files in every operating system such as Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Technical details of RM files

Several websites all over the internet require the installation of the Real Player Plug-in prior playing RM files. It facilitates opening various contents on the pages appropriately. The majority of such websites are web radios that transmits real time broadcasting using RM files. These files are used to stream audio files, permitting the user to play the file at the same time as it is being downloaded. Real Networks Inc. developed the RM file extension for Real Media Player.

More information about the RM file format

File extension .rm
File category Video
Example file Download example.rm file
Associated programs RealNetworks RealPlayer
Useful links Acquire more details on RM files here.
Developer Real Networks
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