Converting .Ram into Quicktime Media

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SolidSnake, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. SolidSnake macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2005
    Does anyone know any software that can Convert .Ram into a Quicktime media file. I'm dealing with Video in this case.
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    I know it's possible to do, because I used to have a Windows app that does it, but to the best of my knowledge there is no Mac software to do it. Of course, now with Parallels you could use the Windows software, which I'm sure you could find over at
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    A .ram file is just a text file with a link to a .rm file. Hopefully that link will use HTTP, so you can just copy the link and paste it into Safari's Downloads window, to download the actual video file. If you're unlucky, it'll use an RTSP link. In that case, you'll need an RTSP downloader, such as Hi-Download (for Windows).

    In either case, you'll still need the .rm conversion software.
  4. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    All *.RAM files are text files that direct RealMedia players to a *.RM file on a server.

    [edit] Thanks Nermal!! you got there 5 seconds B4 me :) [/edit]
  5. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    If you have a Mac with S-Video out and a DV Camcorder, you can extend your desktop onto the camera's input, record the video onto your video tape, then re-import the file into iMoive or Final Cut.

    But the chances of you having all that equipment are pretty small I guess, but in the off chance you do, it will work. I've done it like that before.

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