RealMedia (RM) is a multimedia container format created by RealNetworks.
RM file has a filename extension “.rm.” It is typically used in conjunction with RealVideo and RealAudio and is used for streaming content over the Internet.
Typically these streams are in CBR (constant bitrate).
Recently, RealNetworks has developed a new container for VBR (variable bitrate) streams, named RMVB (RealMedia variable bitrate).
You might have seen many audio and video files end with .rm extension. But when you double click on it and it won't open with Windows Media Player. If you haven't heard of Real Media, you might not know the format. Real Media format is invented by the Real Network. The format is highly compressed compared to AVI.
Real Media format is a popular format that is being used widely over the internet. There are quite few more types of video formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, RM. It looks like any media player can open AVI and MPEG format, Windows Media Player opens WMV format, but what program opens RM format?
Top open .rm format files, you need one of the following methods:
Download Real Player.
They got a decent player, your system needs one. It's free to download. The version does not require register to download.
Download VideoLan Player: VLC.
It's an open source program that supports on many operating systems, there is also a portable version. It supports most of the popular audio and video format.
K-lite mega codec pack
Download K-lite mega codec pack.
There are also standard and full packs available, but the mega pack contains all the codec decoders. Once you have this pack installed, you will be able to run almost all audio and video formats. It also comes with the Classic Media Player that you won't see anymore in the new Windows systems.
RM stands for Real Media. It's a proprietary multimedia container format developed by RealNetworks. Usually it contains RealAudio and RealVideo data that are also formats developed by RealNetworks. RealMedia files can be played by a player from RealNetworks, RealPlayer.
Unfortunately, proprietary means that there are not many alternatives to RealPlayer. Although the latter is a cross-platform application, i.e. it is available for different operating systems, many people prefer more widely supported formats. For example, AVI.
You can convert RM to AVI using YASA MP4 Video Converter.
Step 1: Download and install the program.
Download YASA MP4 Video Converter to a known location. Run setup and follow on-screen instructions to install the application.
Step 2: Start the program. Add RM files to convert.
Launch YASA MP4 Video Converter. The main window will appear:
Click the leftmost button on the toolbar to invoke a usual Open dialog.
Browse to the folder where you keep your RM files, select one or more of them, click Open.
Step 3: Convert RM to AVI.
The file(s) will be added to the conversion list. You can preview them by selecting a file from the list and clicking Play in the preview area in the lower part of the window.
To convert RM file to AVI, select it from the list. You will be able to see different kind of information on the right (see "Information" on the screen shot above). Just below this area, find "Output Profiles". Select "AVI - Audio-Video Interleaved (.avi)" from the dropdown menu (1).
The next line says "Output Video File" (2). You can set output folder and filename here. The program suggests to save files in the default folder for videos, but you can select any folder that you like.
If you want to adjust resolution, frame rate and other video and audio settings, you can select corresponding tabs in the lower part of the window.
Finally, click the "Quick convert" button on the toolbar (3) to start converting your RM to AVI.
The RM file type is primarily associated with RealMedia by RealNertworks, Inc. Its extension is .RM. It is typically used in conjunction with RealVideo and RealAudio and is popular for streaming content over the Internet. Possibly you've already had some RM files stored on your hard drive.
To convert and burn RM to DVD, you need to have a DVD authoring program installed in your computer. Wondershare Video to DVD Burner and Super DVD Creator serve as professional RM to DVD burner.
Burn with Wondershare Video to DVD Burner
Click HERE to download the RM to DVD converter.
Step 1-Download and install Wondershare Video to DVD Burner
Once you've downloaded this RM to DVD Burner, follow the setup wizard to install it. Meanwhile, insert a blank, recordable DVD disc into your computer's DVD burner drive.
Step 2-Load RM video files
Installed RM to DVD Burner, launch it. Click the Load Video button to load the RM video files you want to burn. Once imported, there will be thumbnails displayed on the left interface (or collections pane), the right interface allows you to view the loaded RM movies. Drag and drop loaded files to storyboard below to make further operations.
Step 3-Burn RM to DVD
Once you've finished all settings, now you may click on Burn tab to prepare for burning RM videos to a DVD disc. You may select to burn RM videos to DVD disc, ISO image file or DVD folder (with VOB files in it). Then select the TV Standard and Aspect ratio, click Start to burn RM to DVD.
Burn with Super DVD Creator
Please Open your Super DVD Creator and fellow these steps:
Please click Video Disk Creator on left Panel as below:
Please Choose DVD format and click Okas below:
or if you want to convert the files to SVCD or VCD file format, please choose SVCD or VCD.
Then you will see the Create Center as below:
Please click the Add file Icon to add a file to your DVD as below:
If you don't like the file, please choose the clip, then click the Delete the clip to delete the file form your file list as below:
If you want to adjust the sequence of the files, please choose a file and click Move up or Move down button to adjust.
When all RM/RMVB files are ready, please click Convert and Burn button as below:
Then Super DVD Creator will automatically convert all files in the file list to the DVD file format, and burn them in a DVD. Super DVD Creator will finish the convert and burn task in a few minutes. Super DVD Creator will do everything for you, you just need pick up the perfect DVD from your DVD-Writer.