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What are RAM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a RAM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your RAM files.

What is a RAM file?

RAM files have multiple uses, and RealMedia Meta is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

RealMedia Meta File

RAM stands for Real Audio Media. The RAM file format was developed by RealNetworks and was released in 1995 for use in the streaming of video and audio files over the Internet.

The streaming technology of the RAM file format allows a user to watch a video or listen to the file's music while the data is being downloaded, eliminating the need to wait for a download to complete.

Many radio stations use the .ram format to broadcast their content on the Internet in real-time since the file allows instant streaming and eliminates the need for download waiting times.

How to open RAM files

We have identified three RAM openers that are compatible with this specific type of RAM file.

Programs that open RealMedia Meta files

VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified

Last updated: September 29, 2023

All known file formats using extension .RAM

While RealMedia Meta File is a popular type of RAM-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .RAM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Logisim Memory Image

We know that one RAM format is Logisim Memory Image. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different RAM openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of RAM files. Remember, different programs may use RAM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
Wondershare Video EditorWondershare Video EditorVerified
MixPadMixPadUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
Total Video ConverterTotal Video ConverterUser submitted
5KPlayer5KPlayerUser submitted
RealOne PlayerRealOne PlayerUser submitted

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