The file extension RA is associated with RealPlayer by RealNetworks or RAwin by Procedimientos-Uno, S.L. RealPlayer is a media player application which is capable of opening and playing media files in a variety of different formats. RAwin is a professional software application which offers a variety of tools for designing and determining mathematical calculations for water supply networks.
If the extension is related to RealPlayer, the file is an audio file type that contains audio files and codecs which are used to play songs with RealPlayer. This type of RA file is typically delivered in a compressed format which is developed by RealNetworks.
RA file extensions that are related to RAwin are a document file type that contains water supply designs in addition to mathematical calculations, water network sizing, and verification data for water supply networks. The files are used by engineers and water professionals to build, manage and monitor water supply facilities.
How to Open RA Files
Since RA files can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. RA files can consist of more than one file type, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the file extension RA is associated with RealPlayer, you can open and play the file using the RealPlayer media application. RealPlayer is available as a free download on the RealNetworks website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
You can also use VLC Media Player to open and play RA files. VLC Media Player is multiplatform and open source and can be downloaded free of cost on the VideoLAN website. VLC Media Player is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
RA files which are defined as an audio file type can also be opened using any web browser on any operating system. The web browser must have the RealPlayer plugin installed which is available on the RealNetworks website.
File extension RA which is related to RAwin can be opened using the RAwin program which is compatible with the Windows operating system. RAwin is available as a paid download on the Arqui website.
If you do not have access to the RAwin application, you can convert the RA extension to another format for use with other Computer Aided Design applications, but you may lose some of the formatting. There are multiple file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which will convert RA files for you.
You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion. Simply log onto the Zamzar website, click Browse to locate the RA file, choose a new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.