What is a .SSM File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .ssm extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .ssm file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SSM file?

The file extension .SSM is from Standard Streaming Metafile.The file is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .ssm file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .SSM file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .SSM file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20 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.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SSM 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, 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 RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20 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 .SSM file on Android

To open the .ssm file on Android, please follow these easy steps.

Step 1

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

The first step is locating 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. You could also download the RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .SSM file?

If you cannot open the .SSM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SSM file.ssm – Samsung. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SSM file with the RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20 program on Windows and RealNetworks RealTimes Video Maker software on Android.