What is a .RMVB File And How To Open It – RealNetworks (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .rmvb extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .rmvb file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .RMVB file?

The file extension .RMVB comes from RealMedia Variable Bit Rate File. This file extension belongs to the developer RealNetworks. The file is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .rmvb file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .RMVB file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .RMVB file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, VideoLAN VLC media player, Gretech GOM Player and Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RMVB file

2. The second step is locating 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 right click on your file and choose “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”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RMVB file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Eltima Elmedia Player software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RMVB 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: 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 .RMVB file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .RMVB file

2. The second step is locating 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .RMVB file?

If you cannot open the .RMVB file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .RMVB file.rmx – RealNetworks, .rmx – Thomson Reuters, .rnc – RNC, .rnd – PGP, .rng – Nokia Composer Ringtone. 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 .RMVB file with the Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, VideoLAN VLC media player, Gretech GOM Player programs on Windows, Eltima Elmedia Player program on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.