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

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RMVB file extension - RealMedia variable bitrate

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.

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Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open rmvb file:

RealPlayer icon

RealNetworks, Inc. logoRealPlayer  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.

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and 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.

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:

Use RealPlayer to work with the *.rmvb files.

How to convert:

Use compatible tools to export *.rmvb files to other formats.

Find conversions from rmvb file:

rmvb to 3gp

rmvb to aac

rmvb to ac3

rmvb to avi

rmvb to divx

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, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 rmvb files.

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

Programs supporting the exension rmvb on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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:
RealPlayer small icon RealPlayer
VLC media player small icon VLC media player
ALLPlayer small icon ALLPlayer

Apple iOS:

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