How to open .RM files?

.RM files, short for ‘Real Media’ are media files that may contain audio and video or either of them. Some sites use the RM format to stream audio or/and video to your computer.

So how do you open .RM files and get them played on your computer?

RM files need Real Player to be played. You can download Real Player from the official website here.

But, Real Player is a bit bulky and is pretty much too slow on computers. I’d personally recommend you to use VLC player to do the same.

VLC, or VideoLAN player can also open and play .RM files. You won’t have any hassles at all. You can download VLC Player to open .RM files from here.

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Shankar Ganesh

A 16 year old Techie, High School Student, Blogger and Part Time Freelance Writer from India. He writes about computers and software at Killer Tech Tips

  • Media Player Classic could also be an option.

  • Or we can also use Real Alternative

  • Thanks for the mention as I already had VLC player downloaded for viewing Youtube .FLV files but never knew it supported RM also.

  • My option would be the VLC player, my favorite player.

  • I’m a big fan of VLC player also, it works great on so many formats.

  • Sambo

    VLC doesn’t support RM lol.

  • I was thinking of CCCP codec pack since it came with everything i need, also @ sambo yes your’re right VLC don’t support RM. but anyways use Zoom Player or MEdia Player Classsic. free advice lol. great post Shankar

  • i never use VLC in my computer, i see this software installed in many public computers like in internet cafes. i recommend u to install k-lite codec pack which supports a lot of extensions and is very light, however thanks for the tip.

  • harry krishna

    the forum is useless. and looks like all kinds of bad stuff trying to jump on my computer.