An rv file extension is related to the RealVideo video streaming format.

There are 2 other file types using
the RV file extension!

empty icon.rv - SPEFO stellar spectra analysis data

empty icon.rv - DataFlex report view

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RV file extension - RealVideo video

What is rv file? How to open rv files?

File type specification:

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

rv file icon: rv filetype icon

The rv file extension is used for RealVideo streaming format.  May be structured as "single stream," where the content is represented in one datastream, or as the scalable SureStream type, where a file contains multiple versions of content encoded at different data rates, with the selection of the stream for enduser presentation determined at delivery time.

Streams may be encoded as constant bitrate, variable bitrate (encoded to provide target average bitrate), or for constant visual quality (producers may select a not-to-exceed instantaneous bitrate). In RealNetworks literature, version 9 is differentiated from version 10 only in terms of coding efficiency.

The rv file contains video file.

MIME types types:

The default software associated to open rv 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.

Help how to open:

The *.rv files can be played using RealPlayer, or Media Player with Real Alternative component

How to convert:

There are some converters, which may be able to export *.rv files to other formats.

Related links:

RealVideo full overview.

List of software applications associated to the .rv 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 rv file, edit rv file, convert rv file, view rv file, play rv 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 rv files.

rv file players - programs that can play rv file - RealVideo video

Programs supporting the exension rv on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play rv file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with rv file by default:
RealPlayer small icon RealPlayer
Other suggested software:
Media Player Classic small icon Media Player Classic
Microsoft Windows Media Player small icon Microsoft Windows Media Player

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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