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labgrade
July 31, 2001, 03:36 PM
I can't open 'em. Get some error = "unsupported format" or sumpin or nuther.

Running MediaPlayer 7 ... what's up?

& thanks

PreserveFreedom
July 31, 2001, 03:56 PM
I think .ram has something to do with RealAudio or RealMedia player. It isn't the same as the Windows Media Player. SOmetimes they are .rm files. I am not sure if this is what you are having trouble with though.

labgrade
August 1, 2001, 07:43 AM
Yup. It's the downloadable .ram files that are posted here from time to time re "puke speach of the week."

2GSP
August 1, 2001, 09:13 AM
.ram & .rm files are played with Real Player
It can play other formats as well, such as .mp3 files.

You can download their free player at: http://www.real.com/

Click on RealPlayer and half way down the page is a link to download the free player.
The direct link is: RealPlayer 8 Basic - is our free player (http://huxley.real.com/real/player/player.html?src=010709realhome_1,010613rpchoice_h1&dc=8281731)

You do not need to spend the $20 for their RealPlayer Plus.

HTH,
-Mike

labgrade
August 1, 2001, 09:13 PM
Thanks, 2GSP. Started to do that earlier but the auto download (I really do hate these things - I much rather download the file & install myself. Call it a quirk) came up with some "do you want AOL to ... ?"-thing & stopped the whole deal.

After actually doing the install (later), it was only an AOL icon or somesuch.

Detest AOL & my PC-builder guys actually have a policy that they charge extra for any fix if any AOL stuff is loaded on the PC.

Hal
August 2, 2001, 05:56 AM
Detest AOL & my PC-builder guys actually have a policy that they charge extra for any fix if any AOL stuff is loaded on the PC
YESSSSSS!!!!!! Wise, wise folks there.
I suggested to the powers that be where I work that our charges for AOL get spelled out as double right up front due to the amount of time we spend on hold with tech (non)support.