.RMA File Extension

.RMA File Extension

File Type

Rhapsody DRM License Data File

Developer RealNetworks
2.0  |  1 Vote
Category Misc Files
Format N/A

What is an RMA file?

An RMA file is a license file used by the RealNetworks Rhapsody music store, player, and subscription service. Rhapsody uses RMA files to verify that a user is authorized to play music files.

More Information

When a Rhapsody user attempts to play a song, Rhapsody uses an RMA file to check whether the user's computer is authorized to play that song. This is how Rhapsody performs Digital Rights Management (DRM). Rhapsody's DRM also prevents users from sharing downloaded music with others.

RMA files are often confused with .RM, .RA, and .RAM files, which are also RealNetworks files. However, those file types are associated with RealPlayer media, not Rhapsody.

NOTE: In 2016, RealNetworks rebranded Rhapsody as Napster. It is unknown whether Napster still uses RMA files to perform DRM functions.

How do I open an RMA file?

RMA files are not meant to be opened. Rhapsody automatically uses RMA files to perform DRM functions.

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Programs that open or reference RMA files

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Updated June 14, 2021

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