Tuesday, February 20, 2007

How to play Real audio and video files (*.rm) with Windows Media player!?

How to play Real audio and video files (*.rm) with Windows Media player!?
Because of competition between Microsoft and Real Networks, Windows Media Player does not support Real audio and video files, and real networks does not release any patch for WMP. But, Real has released a patch for other media players.
Now, I want learn you, how you can use this patch to play Real audio and video files.
You should have Windows Media Player and Real Player:
1- First go to sourceforge.net website and download RealMedia Splitter from guliverkli Project. to download directly go to:
2- Extract zipped file and copy it to your system directory:
Win9x: c:\windows\system
WinXP: c:\windows\system32
3-Click Start > Run > and type “regsvr32 realmediasplitter.ax” and then click Ok.
4-Run your Windows Media Player, select “any file(*.*)” from file type field and open a *.rm file, Windows Media Player will display an error message that the selected file has an extension that is not recognized by Windows Media Player. Select check box and press ok.
Now enjoy whit your Windows Media Player!?

To add *.rm extension to your WMP file type field :
Run Registry Editor and find following key :
Double click on “1” and add *.rm to value data field.

NOTE : incorrectly editing the registry may damage your system. Before making changes please create a back up.