RM (Real Media) is a multimedia format developed by RealNetworks. It features a .rm filename extension and is typically multiplexed with RealAudio and RealVideo when streaming content online. The stream is usually in constant bitrate (CBR), although a file container for variable bitrate (VBR) is now available, called Real Media Variable Bitrate (RMVB).
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MP3 is a standard audio format developed by Moving Picture Experts Group and uses MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standardizations. MP3 uses lossy data compression, meaning that it loses quality over time. This sound format comes with a .mp3 filename extension and is today the most common audio format on websites and multimedia players.
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