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File Extension

RMVB File Format

RealVideo Variable Bit Rate File

RMVB file extension

RMVB is a file extension for a variable bit rate container file used by RealNetworks RealPlayer media player software for video files or links to these files for live streaming video.

The software usually uses RealNetwork’s proprietary Realvideo codec. The software uses a variable bit rate to allow for more detail where desired and less where things are simpler and, thus, more easily compressed.

RMVB stands for “RealMedia Variable Bitrate.”

MIME type: application/vnd.rn-realmedia-vbr


Learn more about RMVB files:

Visit the RealPlayer webpage.

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This was last updated in July 2010
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