rm RealNetworks, an internet streaming Media Company, is credited as the developers and owners of the proprietary RealMedia multimedia container format. The filename extension .rm refers to this format which is used as an audio and video wrapper to distribute digital media content over the internet. The first version of this container was released in 1997 and has been popularized for its ability to unpack the digital stream while it is being downloaded over computer networks such as the internet. The format is platform agnostic and works equally well on Microsoft Windows as it does on Linux or Mac OS.
ape The data compression to get a lossless audio, a file format and an algorithm used is APE, also known as Monkey's Audio. This compression can retain data and not suffer losses during its compression as opposed to the other compressions with losses such as MP3, Musepack, ACC, and Vorbis. It encodes and compresses the audio to reduce transfer time, storage space. The audio extension APE is used for an audio file to track the metadata. The format is available freely for users possessing media players and playback plugins.