RMVB Video Format

What is RMVB video format?

What is RMVB video format? RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB video format) is a variable bitrate extension of the RealMedia multimedia container format developed by RealNetworks.

Usage of RMVB video format

As opposed to the more common RealMedia container, which holds streaming media encoded at a constant bit rate, RMVB video format is typically used for multimedia content stored locally. Files using this format have the file extension .rmvb.

RealMedia uses compression similar to MPEG-4 Part 10 codecs, such as x264. RMVB video file formats are extremely popular for distributing Asian content, especially Chinese television episodes and movies. For this reason, they have become noticeably present (though not entirely popular) on file sharing platforms such as BitTorrent, eDonkey and Gnutella.

Limited support is available on some media players, generally on the Windows platform, including the proprietary RealPlayer 10 and the open-sourced Media Player Classic, using an appropriate DirectShow filter or Real Alternative. MPlayer and some other programs such as totem are able to play RMVB files in Linux/UNIX-based x86 machines through the use of WIN32 DLLs or native closed-source libraries.

RMVB video format and RealNetworks

RMVB video format is created by RealNetworks. RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK) is a provider of Internet media delivery software and services based in Seattle, Washington, United States. The company is best known for the creation of RealAudio, a compressed audio format, RealVideo, a compressed video format and RealPlayer, a media player. The company is also known for its subscription-based online entertainment services like Rhapsody, SuperPass, and RealArcade, and for its media properties like Film.com and RollingStone.com (which it operates in partnership with Rolling Stone owners Wenner Media).

RealMedia streaming files can contain RealAudio and RealVideo streams, and several other formats like SMIL. Helix DNA is their free software / open source media framework. Most of the source code (excluding the codecs) is released under various free software licences, like the RealNetworks Public Source License starting in 2003 and the GPL in 2004.

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