What is a .RAM File And How To Open It – RealNetworks (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ram extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .ram file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .RAM file?

The file extension .RAM is from Real Audio Metadata File.This file extension was developed by RealNetworks. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a audio related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .ram file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .RAM file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .RAM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .RAM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .ram file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, JRiver Media Center, DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Converter and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RAM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RAM file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ram file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RAM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .RAM file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ram file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .RAM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .RAM file?

If you cannot open the .RAM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .RAM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .rap – Martin Carlisle, .rar – Eugene Roshal, .ras – Remedy Entertainment, .ras – Sun Microsystems, .rasi – Davatorium. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .RAM file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, RealNetworks RealPlayer 20/20, JRiver Media Center, DVDVideoSoft Free Audio Converter programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player program on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.