RealMedia HD

Play tomorrow’s content on today’s networks and devices

High-efficiency mobile video compression

RealMedia™ HD, the successor to RealNetworks RMVB video codec, delivers stunning image quality for today’s and tomorrow’s media experiences. RealMedia HD is engineered to provide optimal results for ultra-high-definition content, including 1080p, 4K and even 8K.

Designed for the future

Huge bandwidth savings.

Stream 1080p and 4K content at half the bitrate while drastically reducing encoding and storage costs.

Quality delivery on current networks.

Ensure faithful reproduction of 1080p and 4K content when streamed over current-generation networks.

Efficient hardware utilization.

RealMedia HD’s low-complexity code minimizes CPU load, heat and battery drain.

Seamless device integration

RealMedia HD SDK supports Windows, iOS and Android devices.

High quality with few compromises.

RealMedia HD provides visibly higher quality at any given bitrate vs. H.264, H.265 and VP9.

Support for next-generation media.

Prepare for the future with a codec designed for 1080p, 4K, 8K, 360°, VR and more.

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Content creators

Ensure reproduction of 1080p and 4K content with visibly higher quality at any bitrate streamed over current-generation networks.

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Content distributors

Deliver premium-quality content experiences with fewer TLS streams and significant savings on distribution, encoding and storage costs.

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Get crystal-clear 1080p and 4K decoding, even on modest hardware.

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