Solved My videos .wmv have another extension added nl. RMV.

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November 15, 2013 at 03:31:41
Specs: Windows XP, 1000
For some reason all my video downloads that I've never had a problem with all of a sudden now have an extra extension namely RMV. Help please.

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#1
November 15, 2013 at 06:34:16
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I can't find any information on that particular problem or why it's happened, but try renaming one of them back to the original filename extension (.wmv) and then see if it will play in Windows Media Player. If it does, rename them all back to what they were.

It would be advisable to perform a full antivirus scan of your system too, to see if some malware is present which may have changed the files. You might want to do that before renaming the affected files.

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#2
November 15, 2013 at 10:03:34
Where are you getting these downloads from?

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#3
November 15, 2013 at 11:40:50
All my downloads from everywhere has this .rmv extension, for example I downloaded the program called ProcessExplorer.zip. It was downloaded just like that. The next moment .rmv was added. I'll try your suggestion Phill and will report back.

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#4
November 15, 2013 at 11:47:24
RMV files are played with Real Player (not that I'm suggesting you need it). See here:
http://www.ehow.com/info_12149667_f...

Have you got RealPlayer onboard (not the best of programs)?

Even if you have it shouldn't be adding an extension to all downloads. As already suggested a virus is possible. Install and run this freebie too because it often unearths what other AV's miss (green icon top right):
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

If it is a virus it might need more than has been suggested already to clear it.

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#5
November 15, 2013 at 11:59:21
Thanbks Derek. I solved the problem by simply erasing the file extension. Thanks Phill. I will use that freebie to see where it might have originated from. Yes I use Real Player but seem to suggest Derek it's not a good player. Any suggestion on which one you recommend?

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#6
November 15, 2013 at 12:28:11
Good news but it still leaves a question mark over what was adding RMV to your downloads - so yes, check for Malware.

RealPlayer is seen by most as the nearest thing to spyware and its file types are rarely used these days. My thoughts would be to uninstall it and associate WMV files with Windows Media Player. For anything that Windows Media Player can't handle use VLC Player (free). It is highly versatile and can handle a great many of the file types you will run into, including most of the old RealPlayer files.

If there is some file type that Real is the only player it can use, then go into their settings and disable all other file types.

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#7
November 25, 2013 at 22:29:41
Have a try to change the extension to wmv by yourself

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November 26, 2013 at 06:07:31
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Poster did that in #5.

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