Files with ram file extension can be usually found as special audio meta files for RealAudio sound files.

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RAM file extension - Real Audio metafile

What is ram file? How to open ram files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

ram file icon: ram filetype icon

The ram file extension is most likely best known for its use for one of the RealAudio file types. RealNetworks content is created by software that is developed by RealNetworks.

The content is compressed with proprietary RealVideo and RealAudio codecs and is stored in a file format developed by RealNetworks.

To play RealNetworks content, obtain the RealOne player.

The .ram metafile is simply a text file containing a special URL telling the Real server to send your audio or video clip to the browser.

MIME types used:


Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open ram file:

RealPlayer icon

RealNetworks, Inc. logoRealPlayer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
RealNetworks, Inc.

RealPlayer is a media player that supports most audio and video format as well as some proprietary RealNetworks formats. it is available in versions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Help how to open:

Use RealPlayer to open *.ram files.

The *.ram file is stored in simple text format, use any text editing tool to view content of *.ram file.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert *.ram file to other file format.

Find conversions from ram file:

ram to avi

ram to mp3

File identification strings:

HEX code: 72 74 73 70 3A 2F 2F
ASCII code: rtsp://

List of software applications associated to the .ram file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ram file, edit ram file, convert ram file, view ram file, play ram file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ram files.

ram file players - programs that can play ram file - Real Audio metafile

Programs supporting the exension ram on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play ram file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ram file by default:
RealPlayer small icon RealPlayer
Other suggested software:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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