What is a .RPM File And How To Open It – RealNetworks (Visual Guide)


Have you downloaded a file with .rpm extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .rpm file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .RPM file?

The file extension .RPM is RealPlayer Plug-in. The developer of this file extension is RealNetworks. The file is a plugin related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .rpm file on 1 platform.

How to open a .RPM file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .rpm file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RPM 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .RPM file?

If you cannot open the .RPM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .RPM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .rpm – Red Hat. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .RPM file with the RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud program on Windows.