File Extension RAM

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    Real Audio Metafile
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Have you encountered a problem with a RAM file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a RAM file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your RAM file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


Real Media Audio files are indicated by the extension RAM.

These represent a special variant of the Real-Media-Container, which uses the extension rm.

The container format developed by RealNetworks typically includes video and audio sources encoded with the proprietary, lossy Real Video or Real Audio compression technology.

RAM files contain only audio streams that are encoded using the RealAudio method.

RealMedia is primarily used for streamed content, as it allows you to create and send different quality levels of a source material simultaneously. It is especially common in Asia.

Programs which can open a RAM file

How to open a RAM file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the RAM file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a RAM file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support RAM files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a RAM file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all RAM files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with RAM there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the RAM file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the RAM file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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