RMP File Extension

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RealPlayer Metadata Package Format
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What is RMP file?

Full format name of files that use RMP extension is RealPlayer Metadata Package Format. RealPlayer Metadata Package Format specification was created by RealNetworks. Files with RMP extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. RMP file format, along with 493 other file formats, belongs to the Video Files category. The most popular program for handling RMP files is RealPlayer, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. RealPlayer software was developed by RealNetworks, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about RMP files or the RealPlayer software program.

Programs which support RMP file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support RMP files. Files with RMP 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 RMP file

How to open file with RMP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening RMP files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to RealPlayer Metadata Package Format 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. Download and install RealPlayer

Install software to open RMP file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening RMP files is that no program that can handle RMP files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select RealPlayer or one of the recommended programs (for example, Winamp, iTunes) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download RealPlayer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit RealNetworks, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of RealPlayer and update if needed

Update software that support file extension RMPYou still cannot access RMP files although RealPlayer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why RMP 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. Assign RealPlayer to RMP files

After installing RealPlayer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open RMP files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with RMP file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the RMP file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where RealPlayer is installed, check the Always use this app to open RMP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with RMP file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected RMP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with RMP extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the RMP file is complete and free of errors

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

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

Should it happed that the RMP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the RMP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. RMP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with RMP extension is complete and error-free

If the RMP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with RMP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the RealPlayer Metadata Package Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle RealPlayer

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with RMP extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 RealPlayer Metadata Package Format files. It may be the case that the RMP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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