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== Disambiguation ==
 
== Disambiguation ==
The extent to which ''RealMedia'' is the official name is not clear. It is used in the MIME type, but seems to be avoided in most documentation. If a file contains video, it may be said to be in '''RealVideo''' format (a term that may also encompass other things, such as some codecs). A file that contains only audio is said to be in '''RealAudio''' format (a term that also encompasses other things, including the older [[RealAudio]] format, and some codecs).
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At the end user level, a RealMedia file is likely to be described as being in '''RealVideo''' (if it contains video) or '''RealAudio''' (if it contains only audio) format, instead of "RealMedia". But note that the terms ''RealVideo'' and ''RealAudio'' can also encompass other things, such as codecs, and the older [[RealAudio]] format.
  
In practice, ''RealMedia'' can mean just the (newer) format with signature ".RMF", or it can be expanded to also encompass the older audio-only [[RealAudio]] format with signature ".ra". This article is mainly about the newer format. For the older format, see [[RealAudio]].
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''RealMedia'' can mean just the (newer) format with signature ".RMF", or it can be expanded to also encompass the older audio-only [[RealAudio]] format with signature ".ra". This article is mainly about the newer format. For the older format, see [[RealAudio]].
  
There is also a thing named [https://www.realnetworks.com/realmediaHD RealMedia HD], which is probably just a codec, not a file format.
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There is also a thing named [[RealMedia HD]][https://www.realnetworks.com/realmediaHD], which is probably just a codec, not a file format.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [[RealAudio]]
 
* [[RealAudio]]
 
* [[RAM (RealAudio)]]
 
* [[RAM (RealAudio)]]
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* [[RALF]]
  
 
== Identification ==
 
== Identification ==
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* [https://common.helixcommunity.org/2003/HCS_SDK_r5/htmfiles/rmff.htm RealMedia File Format (RMFF) Reference]
 
* [https://common.helixcommunity.org/2003/HCS_SDK_r5/htmfiles/rmff.htm RealMedia File Format (RMFF) Reference]
 
* [https://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php/RealMedia MultimediaWiki article]
 
* [https://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php/RealMedia MultimediaWiki article]
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* [https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-heftagaub-rmff-00 RealMedia File Format] (RFC draft)
  
 
== Software ==
 
== Software ==

Latest revision as of 17:36, 4 July 2019

File Format
Name RealMedia
Ontology
Extension(s) .rm, .ra, .rma, .ram, .rv, .rmvb
MIME Type(s) application/vnd.rn-realmedia, audio/application/x-pn-realmedia, others
PRONOM x-fmt/190, fmt/404

RealMedia (sometimes called RMFF) is a multimedia container format associated with the RealVideo/RealAudio/RealPlayer ecosystem.

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[edit] Disambiguation

At the end user level, a RealMedia file is likely to be described as being in RealVideo (if it contains video) or RealAudio (if it contains only audio) format, instead of "RealMedia". But note that the terms RealVideo and RealAudio can also encompass other things, such as codecs, and the older RealAudio format.

RealMedia can mean just the (newer) format with signature ".RMF", or it can be expanded to also encompass the older audio-only RealAudio format with signature ".ra". This article is mainly about the newer format. For the older format, see RealAudio.

There is also a thing named RealMedia HD[1], which is probably just a codec, not a file format.

[edit] See also

[edit] Identification

Files begin with ASCII ".RMF".

[edit] Specifications

[edit] Software

[edit] Sample files

[edit] Links

See also RealAudio#Links.

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