AfterDawn: Glossary


RMVB is a RealMedia Variable Bitrate file. RMVB is one of the newest file formats created by Real Networks and it has grown a pretty large following since its introduction due to its smaller file sizes yet still comparable quality when compared to other formats such as Xvid and DivX.

At one time RealVideo was a de facto standard for anime fansubs, which have been used by anime fans to distribute movies and TV shows to areas where they aren't otherwise available. RealVideo became popular because of its (then) superior quality at exceedingly low bitrates. That has changed however with the introduction of MKV, and other MP4 containers.

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How to play RMVB files
- This guide will show you how to play RMVB files on your computer using several players not including Real Network's own RealPlayer.


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