DSM File Extension

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Digital Sound Module
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What is DSM file?

Full format name of files that use DSM extension is Digital Sound Module. DSM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with DSM extension are categorized as Audio Files files. The Audio Files subset comprises 694 various file formats. The most popular program for handling DSM files is MODPlug Player, but users can choose among 4 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support DSM file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open DSM files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with DSM extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support DSM file

How to open file with DSM extension?

Being unable to open files with DSM extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with DSM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install MODPlug Player software

Problems with opening and working with DSM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DSM files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select MODPlug Player or one of the recommended programs (for example, Winamp, CocoModX, Awave Studio) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit MODPlug Player website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of MODPlug Player and update if needed

If the problems with opening DSM files still occur even after installing MODPlug Player, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of MODPlug Player is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that MODPlug Player cannot handle files with DSM may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using MODPlug Player.

Step 3. Assign MODPlug Player to DSM files

If you have the latest version of MODPlug Player installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DSM on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the DSM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the MODPlug Player installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DSM files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DSM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DSM extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the DSM for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DSM file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the DSM in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the DSM is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the DSM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the DSM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic DSM file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with DSM extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Digital Sound Module file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle MODPlug Player

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DSM extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Digital Sound Module files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DSM files.

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