How to Play a RAM File

By Joe Lewis

RAM files are Real Audio Media files designed to be played by RealPlayer. Real Networks, Inc., uses proprietary technology to encode RAM files, so the RealPlayer application is the only viable option for viewing these types of video files.

Things You'll Need

  • RealPlayer (see Resources)

Step 1

Download and install RealPlayer.

Step 2

Open Windows Explorer (or Finder for Mac users) and locate the RAM file.

Step 3

Double-click the RAM file to open it in RealPlayer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Other media applications such as VLC Media Player and Windows Media Player are not able to open RAM files.