RMVB File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a RMVB file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .RMVB files.

What is a RMVB file?

A .RMVB file is a RealVideo Variable Bitrate file. Files that contain the .rmvb extension contain video files that can be played on a user's personal computer. The acronym "RMVB" stands for "RealMedia Variable Bitrate". RealNetworks Inc created the format.

The RMVB file format is perfect for distributing movies on the Web, as the file sizes are smaller than the traditional video formats even though the video quality is superior. This file format has become very popular in the distribution of Anime and Asian movies. File sharing programs such as BitTorrent and Emule are known to use the RMVB format along with other P2P file formats.

How to open RMVB files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension RMVB for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different RMVB openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension RMVB

While we know of one file format using the .RMVB file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .RMVB file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of RMVB files. Remember, different programs may use RMVB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with RMVB-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with RMVB-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!