Files with rmvb extension might be found as multimedia files in Realmedia variable bitrate format.

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RMVB file extension - RealMedia variable bitrate file

What is rmvb file? How to open rmvb files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

rmvb file icon: rmvb filetype icon

The rmvb file extension is related to RealMedia.

RMVB format is a variable bitrate extension of the RealMedia multimedia container format developed by RealNetworks.

Variable bit rate (VBR) encoding is optional. It gives more bandwidth to scenes that are hard to compress, and less to scenes that are easy to compress. It can also keep video quality high by taking advantage of some of the streaming bandwidth reserved for network overhead. VBR encoding generally provides video quality superior to that achieved through constant bit rate (CBR) encoding, making the most difference in videos that have a mix of high- and low-action scenes. VBR encoding is not used with SureStream, and RealVideo VBR clips used the file extension .rmvb.

Mime type: application/vnd.rn-realmedia-vbr

The default software associated to rmvb file type:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player is very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

RealPlayer icon

RealNetworks, Inc. logo RealPlayer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  RealNetworks, Inc.

RealPlayer is a media player that supports most audio and video format as well as some proprietary RealNetworks formats. it is available in versions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

ALLPlayer icon

ALLPlayer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  ALLPlayer Group (MarBit Computers)

ALLPlayer is a Polish freeware media player developed with focus on watching movies with subtitles. It is available in many language versions for Windows platform.

Help how to open RMVB files:

Use RealPlayer to work with the *.rmvb files.

How to convert file with extension RMVB:

Generally speaking, you will need a multimedia converter if you want to convert one video format to another. You can find hundreds of converters on the internet, but their quality may vary and many may not even support every video format. So always use some of the more popular and reliable software first.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert video and movie files

Find conversions from rmvb file:

rmvb to avi

rmvb to vcd

File identification strings:

HEX code: 2E 52 4D 46
ASCII code: .RMF

List of software applications associated to the .rmvb file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open rmvb file, edit rmvb file, convert rmvb file, view rmvb file, play rmvb file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the rmvb files.

  • Play rmvb file
  • Convert rmvb file

rmvb file players - programs that can play rmvb file - RealMedia variable bitrate file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play rmvb file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with rmvb file by default:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player
RealPlayer small icon RealPlayer
ALLPlayer small icon ALLPlayer

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):

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