What is a .RM File And How To Open It – RealNetworks (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .rm extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .rm file extension and how to open it.

What is a .RM file?

The file extension .RM comes from RealMedia File. This file extension belongs to the developer RealNetworks. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 10 software that can open the .rm file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .RM file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .RM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .RM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .rm file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, VideoLAN VLC media player, Gretech GOM Player, Applian Replay Converter, Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate, Online Media Technologies AVS Video Converter and Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RM file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .rm file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Eltima Elmedia Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player, Eltima Elmedia Player and RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Eltima Elmedia Player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .RM file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .rm file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player and RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .RM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .RM file on Android

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .rm file on Android in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .RM file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

To open the file, you will need to download the RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. The other software that opens the .rm file on Android is RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .RM file?

If you are still unable to open the .RM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .RM file.rmbak – PC Tools, .rmd – The R Project for Statistical Computing, .rmd – RED, .rmd – Thomson Reuters, .rmd – RealNetworks. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .RM file with the Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, VideoLAN VLC media player, Gretech GOM Player, Applian Replay Converter, Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate, Online Media Technologies AVS Video Converter programs on Windows, Eltima Elmedia Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud programs on Mac, VideoLAN VLC media player, RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud software on Linux and RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software on Android.