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RMA File Extension

RealMedia Audio
  • Developer
    RealNetworks, Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is RMA file?

Full format name of files that use RMA extension is RealMedia Audio. RealMedia Audio format was developed by RealNetworks, Inc.. RMA file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Windows system platform. RMA file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 771 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use RealPlayer software for managing RMA files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named RealPlayer was created by RealNetworks, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and RMA files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support RMA file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with RMA files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with RMA suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support RMA file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with RMA extension?

Problems with accessing RMA may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to RealMedia Audio files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install RealPlayer software

Install software to open RMA file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports RMA files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing RealPlayer or different compatible program, such as xine. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support RMA files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading RealPlayer installed is by going to developer’s website (RealNetworks, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of RealPlayer

Update software that support file extension RMAYou still cannot access RMA files although RealPlayer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why RMA files are not compatible with RealPlayer. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using RealPlayer.

Step 3. Set the default application to open RMA files to RealPlayer

If you have the latest version of RealPlayer installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage RMA on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with RMA file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the RMA with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where RealPlayer is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open RMA files and clicking OK.
Associate software with RMA file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with RMA extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with RMA extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the RMA for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the RMA file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check RMA file for viruses
1. Verify that the RMA in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the RMA file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the RMA file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the RMA file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic RMA file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with RMA extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the RealMedia Audio file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle RealPlayer

If the systems has insufficient resources to open RMA files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with RealMedia Audio files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle RMA files.

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