Tips to open SSM file

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

SSM file extension

File Name Standard Streaming Metafile
File Category Video Files

The SSM file is supported on 2 operating systems. Depending on your operating system, you may need different software to handle the SSM files. Below is a summary of the number of programs that support and open the SSM file on each system platform.

Operating systems
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What is SSM file?

The SSM file has been categorized as Video Files. In addition to this file, the Video Files category includes 546 related files. Standard Streaming Metafile is supported by 2 operating systems. Although it can be found with greater or lesser success on any operating system, it will only be useful on Mac OS, Windows. The RealPlayer application is recommended to open the file. It was released by RealNetworks, Inc.. This file type can also be opened by 1 other programs.

How to open SSM file?

The most common problem when using Standard Streaming Metafile is that a specific SSM is not associated with the program. This causes the file SSM to open by system applications not designed for this purpose, or to display a message that there is no associated program. This problem can be easily remedied.

The first thing you should do is just "doubleclick" on the SSM 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

An often overlooked issue is to make sure that RealPlayer is installed on the computer. To do this, enter the name RealPlayer into the system search engine. If it is not, installation may solve the problem, as most applications create file associations during installation. Later in this article you will find a list of programs that can open SSM files.

Programs to open SSM file

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

Step 2. Create association of RealPlayer with SSM files

However, it may happen that the application itself does not cause the SSM file to open in the RealPlayer application, but you can set it manually. This option is available from the level of Properties of a specific file available in the context menu. Information about the file and the program that the file is associated with are available here. Using the "Change" button we can select the desired program. It may happen that in the next window there will be no appropriate program - however, this can be corrected with the "Browse" option where you should manually indicate the program location. Checking the "Always use the selected program ..." box will permanently associate the SSM file with the RealPlayer program.

Step 3. Update RealPlayer to the latest version

If, despite the association of the RealPlayer program with the Standard Streaming Metafile file, the file still does not open, check the program version and possibly update it to the newest version. This can be done using the application (if it provides such options) or from the RealNetworks, Inc. website and install the latest version.

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

Of course, it may happen that despite the above steps, the file still does not work. The most common file problems are:

The affected file may be 0 KB or smaller than expected. This suggests truncating the SSM file contents when downloading or copying. The file should be downloaded again, making sure that the process has finished correctly.
The most common cause here is computer viruses. A quick virus scan using an up-to-date antivirus program should clear up any doubts. Some antivirus vendors also provide free online scanners. For the best results, we will scan the entire operating system, not just our SSM file. Sometimes virus-infected SSM files cannot be recovered, so make a backup in advance.
A typical compatibility error - the program does not support the older version of the SSM file. These problems are known and are often very easy to fix using the software developers's website.
There can be many reasons for the failure. Depending on the type of file, it is necessary to repair it accordingly. Some programs offer the option of recovering data from damaged SSM files. The easiest way is to restore the file from a backup, if there is one, or contact N/A
When reading, a message appears that the file was encrypted or corrupted. The encrypted file SSM 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. The problem is only writing to the file, not reading it. If possible, you can try to move the SSM file to another location.
This can happen on a file that does not support multiple access. In this case, the SSM file is blocked by the first application to open it. Closing other programs should help. If the error persists after closing other programs, wait for a while. Some anti-virus or backup software may occupy the SSM file for a certain period of time. If this does not work either, restart the device.