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Comparsion between MOV and RM

File Extension MOV RM
File Type Apple QuickTime Movie Real Media File
Description Introduced by Apple Computer; a container format; the first versions were only available for Mac OS but a Windows version soon followed; RM file is a media file used by RealPlayer which is an audio and video playback and streaming program. Files with the .rm extension are commonly used to listen to Internet radio stations or to watch movies on the Web.
Developed by Apple RealNetworks
Pros Support for multiple video or audio streams; capability of overlaying subtitles on the main video stream if a subtitle file is available; more accessible on multiple platforms Adapts to users' connection speeds to provide optimum quality; Closed format provides the best copyright/intellectual property protection
Cons Each MOV file can contain any of a wide range of codecs that can affect video quality and compression, which might make it can play on some video player but not others. May require an additional download of a player or plug-in to work on some computers; Media is "locked in" cannot be converted again to a different format
Help You Choose MOV sees widespread use, particularly among users of Apple's Mac platform, also often a popular choice in video editing Was a commonly used streaming format but is not used much today
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