container for RealVideo and RealAudio)
is a multimedia container format created by RealNetworks.
It is typically used in conjunction with RealVideo and
RealAudio and is popular for streaming content over the
these streams are in CBR (constant bit rate).
RealNetworks has developed a new container for VBR (variable
bit rate) streams, named RealMedia variable bitrate
of RealMedia is available in a wide variety of multimedia
players for different architectures/platforms.
people who have found the RealMedia player to be too invasive,
have created alternative software such as Real Alternative.