[xubuntu-users] .rm files (Real Media, I assume)

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Fri Jul 31 23:03:34 BST 2009

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 11:46 PM, Steve Dodier <sidnioulz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Mischa,
> Actually, Amarok is a KDE music player, it will only play music, but the
> good news is that some GTK players (that will look much better and will use
> less memory) are also capable of reading the same files as Amarok : Exaile,
> Rhythmbox and Banshee are a few of the most famous ones.
> If you need a media player that can be almost anything, you already have
> Totem installed, just make sure to install the "xubuntu-restricted" package
> that installs all the available codecs (which we can't ship by default due
> to possible copyright issues).
> If you really need a media player that can play anything, try VLC. There
> only are two kind of files it can't play : Old Quicktime files and
> RealPlayer files. I fear your .rm file enters in the latter category. The
> only advice I can give you is to avoid these kind of files, as they can only
> be played with their respective players, which are proprietary and somewhat
> controversial.

You can try to convert the .rm file to e.g. a .ogg file at
http://www.mediaconverter.org/ Then Totem should be able to play it. Oh, and
the package is xubuntu-restricted-extras :)

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