Tips to open RMVB file

Can't open the RMVB file? You are not the only one. Thousands of users face similar problems every day. Below you will find tips on how to open RMVB files as well as a list of programs that support RMVB files.

RMVB file extension

File Name RealMedia Variable Bit Rate Format
File Developer RealNetworks
File Category Video Files

The RMVB file is supported on 5 operating systems. Depending on your operating system, you may need different software to handle the RMVB files. Below is a summary of the number of programs that support and open the RMVB file on each system platform.

Operating systems
  • 8
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0

What is RMVB file?

The .RMVB file is a video file. It is highly compressed and based on variable BitRate. This allows for relatively high quality with a relatively small size. The size and quality, however, depend on the flux and its variability. People who appreciate visual quality tend to avoid this format. The format is based on the proprietary Real Media codec. Initially, it was only available with a player. Currently it is included in codec packages and you can watch the content in any player.

How to open RMVB file?

An often recurring problem with RealMedia Variable Bit Rate Format is that RMVB is not associated with the correct program file. Thus, when you open RMVB, the program selection wizard or some other program starts. This can be quickly resolved by following the instructions below.

The first thing you should do is just "doubleclick" on the RMVB file icon you want to open. If the operating system has an appropriate application to support it and there is also an association between the file and the program, the file should be opened.

Step 1. Install RealPlayer

The first step is to check if the computer has the RealPlayer program installed. This can be achieved by typing RealPlayer into the operating system search engine. In the absence of an appropriate program, its installation in the vast majority of cases will fix the problem. Later in this article you will find a list of programs that can open RMVB files.

Programs to open RMVB file

Remember to download programs supporting RMVB files only from verified and safe sources. We suggest using the websites of software developers.

Aimersoft iTransfer for Windows
Aimersoft iTransfer for Windows
iPhone Video Converter
iPhone Video Converter
PSP Movie Converter
PSP Movie Converter
FormatFactory
FormatFactory
ALLPlayer
ALLPlayer
GOM Player
GOM Player
RealPlayer
RealPlayer
VLC media player
VLC media player
RealPlayer
RealPlayer
RealPlayer
RealPlayer
VLC media player
VLC media player
VLC media player for Android
VLC media player for Android
OPlayer HD
OPlayer HD
Step 2. Create association of RealPlayer with RMVB files

If, despite the installed application, the RMVB file does not start in the RealPlayer application, you must create a file association. The association can be created using the drop-down list available by right-clicking on the file and selecting Properties. The window will show, among other things, the type of the file and the information by which the program is used to launch the file. Using the "Change" button we can set the program to handle this type. The program should be visible in the window, otherwise it should be selected manually using the "Browse" button and the program installation directory should be indicated. However, it is important to check the "Always use the selected program ..." box, this will allow you to permanently associate the RMVB file with the RealPlayer application.

Step 3. Update RealPlayer to the latest version

If, despite the association of the RealPlayer program with the RealMedia Variable Bit Rate Format file, the file still does not open, check the program version and possibly update it to the newest version. In this case, use the RealNetworks, Inc. website or update the program from the application.

Step 4. Check for the following problems with the RMVB file

If the above steps do not help, you can assume that the file itself is not correct. This could be due to the file itself, the cleanest issues are:

The RMVB file may be unusually small compared to the original file. This suggests truncating the RMVB file contents when downloading or copying. The file should be downloaded again, making sure that the process has finished correctly.
The operating system may be infected with a computer virus. A quick virus scan using an up-to-date antivirus program should clear up any doubts. Some antivirus vendors also provide free online scanners. However, it is important to scan the entire system, not only the file RMVB or the program directory. Sometimes virus-infected RMVB files cannot be recovered, so make a backup in advance.
A typical compatibility error - the program does not support the older version of the RMVB file. These problems are known and are often very easy to fix using the software developers's website.
There can be many reasons for this. The repair method must be adapted to the type of file and damage. Some programs offer the ability to automatically repair RMVB file corruption. You can restore the file from a backup or use RealNetworks help.
The program indicates that the file is encrypted or corrupted. The encrypted file RMVB except for the special designation, works normally, but only on the device where it was encrypted, before transferring it to another machine, decryption is required.
The operating system protects files in some locations (e.g. the root of the system partition) against unauthorized access. While there is usually no problem reading such a file, it may not be possible to save it. Copying the RMVB file to another location will fix the problem.
This can happen on a file that does not support multiple access. Some file types can only be opened in one program at a time. Running programs (including those in the background) should be verified. Sometimes you have to wait for the session to the file RMVB to close. However, some background programs may block the RMVB file while scanning. If the problem persists, restart the machine.