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

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .rt extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .rt file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .RT file?

The .RT file extension is from RealText Streaming Text File. The developer of this file extension is RealNetworks. The file is a web related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .RT file?

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

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

The .rt file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20 and VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RT 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 VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RT file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .rt file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Eltima Elmedia Player and VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RT 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. 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 Mac.

How to open a .RT file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .rt file on Linux.

1. The first step is 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 .RT 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 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 .RT file?

If you are still unable to open the .RT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .RT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .rta – Adobe Systems, .rta – True Audio, .rtc – Microsoft, .rtd – Autodesk, .rtd – RagTime. 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 .RT file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20 programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player, Eltima Elmedia Player programs on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.