- by Firefox user 12452942, 2 years agoRated 2 out of 5I couldn't even figure out what to do with it ! I did an extension search for "Real Media" after failing repeatedly to open a really old .rpm file from NPR.ORG , and this showed up. Of course it failed miserably.
(And yes... real player had some sort of obscure streaming protocol in .rpm extention overlapping with the other much more known .rpm Red-hat Package Manage file extension).
The page with the link to that URI is: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1072668 and the Real Media .rpm it points to is https://www.npr.org/templates/dmg/dmg_rpm.rpm?id=72668&type=1&mtype=RAM&orgId=1&p=2&story=1072668&siteplayer=true
There is some hilarious discussion on https://customer.real.com/hc/it/community/posts/360014557914-Can-t-play-RPM-file-from-NPR?mobile_site=true where an oficial Real Player representative doesn't even recognise they even had the extention , saying that .rpm is package management extension.
Turns out the actual .rpm is only a text file that points to realstream .rm/ram, and their RealServer infrastructure is probably long gone.
Then, there is also this interesting info from NPR: https://help.npr.org/customer/portal/articles/2086406-how-can-i-listen-to-older-npr-audio-that-displays-a-real-media-option-