.RAM File Extension

RealMedia Metafile

General Information

Title RAM File Extension
Extension .ram
Full Form RealMedia Metafile
File Type Media Playlist File
Developer RealNetworks
MIME Type audio/x-pn-realaudio

File Function

Primary Function Store links
Additional Functions Stream media
Features Text-based, URL referencing

File Characteristics

Quality Dependent on media
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Audio Streaming Yes
Video Streaming Yes
Live Broadcasts Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Redirection attacks
Best Practices Validate URLs, Update software

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1990s
Latest Version Linked to software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .rm, .ra, .rv

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
RealPlayer Free, Premium Windows, Mac
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Media Player Classic Free Windows