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 for instant streaming and eliminates the need for download waiting times.
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