RM is a video file format developed by RealNetworks. It uses the RealPlayer player, that is, a program for streaming audio and video files. The format contains audio and video data or links to streaming, which can be played back as it downloads. The RealMedia Player program was in great demand when they connected to the Internet using a modem, and when there was practically no broadband access to the global network. The large compression ratio of the format provided the opportunity to carry out online transmission of video and audio data. The quality of the output file, as a rule, was low. Today, such files are often used in order to broadcast Internet radio and Internet video. In the .RM format, music and video are found on the global network or on Western cable channels, on Internet radio stations. Support for this format is carried out by such mobile phones and smartphones as Nokia, Ericsson, Sony, iPhone, as well as mobile devices that operate on the Google Android operating system. Files with the extension .RM are compressed using proprietary codecs RealVideo and RealAudio. Individual Real Media files can be played using a VLC media player that partially supports RM files.
TS is a common file format for streaming video. It is used to store video images on DVD discs. Playback is possible using a variety of DVD players and tools that edit the video. In TS format, video compression is performed using MEPG-2. This is the video codec standard (.MPEG). TS files (or Video Transport Stream File) are stored on a DVD. Their structure consists of several separate files: "moviename 1.ts", "moviename 2.ts", etc. They can be played back by software that is designed to play DVDs. Video editors are also suitable for this. In order to broadcast HDTV (high-definition television), the TS format is also used, which is specially designed taking into account that the signal reception capabilities may change. TS format provides the ability to correct errors if the signal is weak. If you compare with other formats, it also better synchronizes the video stream. TS is designed to store and transmit audio, data and video in ATSC and DVB systems. TS files can be reformatted to .QPH files using the conversion utility provided with Nokia Qt SDK. Compared to TS, files with the extension QPH can be used for more applications. TS and QPH files are stored in XML format.