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Hi,

I've d/loaded a short movie file (about 1min) but my Windows Media Player
says that this file type is not supported.

How would i get it to run ?

John :)
 

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After d/loading RealPlayer my hard drive now appears to have developed
some kind of abberation which kicks in Scandisk and demands a thorough
examination of the hard drive every time i start my machine. This is
most galling, and time consuming. I have - perhaps unwisely - cut short
its attempt to hold me to ransom for what would be about four or five
hours at a guess. 40 gigs on a 330 meg machine .... about four hours.

It is of course possible that my fairly new hard drive has taken a
tumble at the same time that RealPlayer was downloaded and installed.

But that is not all,
Real Player does not accept this file either,
i have forwarded a picture of its almost jovial disdain for my efforts.

I think i will uninstall it, and have a look at Real Alternative
(whatever that is)

Regards, John :)
 

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Try renaming the file to .avi, or .mpg or .mpeg, then try media player again.

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RealAlternative Download Page

.RM are specific to RealMedia Player so I don't know why it didn't work unless the file is an invalid one (like a virus) or corrupted while being downloaded. BTW how did you download the file, by a P2P program or via a website?

Once you install RealAlternative, right click on the .RM file and choose Open With.. then choose Windows Media Player. (I'm assuming that you have WMP 10) I do know that most people are having issues with RealAlternative and WMP 9 so use the Windows Media Classic that comes with RealAlternative if you do have WMP 9.
 
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