RAM File Type

- The quick facts

What are RAM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a RAM file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a RAM file?

RAM files have multiple uses, and RealMedia Meta is one of them.

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 3 RAM openers that are compatible with this specific type of RAM file.

Programs that open RealMedia Meta files

RealPlayerRealPlayerVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
MplayerMplayerVerified

Last updated: March 10, 2022

More file formats using the RAM extension

Through our research of RAM files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Logisim Memory Image

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.

WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
MixPadMixPadUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
Total Video ConverterTotal Video ConverterUser submitted
MixPad Audio MixerMixPad Audio MixerUser submitted