MDS File Extension

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Media Descriptor Format
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What is MDS file?

MDS are informational files which contain data describing formatting of CD and DVD discs. Data stored in MDS files depict arrangement of all the data within a disc and what is exactly stored on the carrier. This may include information about size of the image, storing standard or some other hints.

Additional information

MDS files do not contain any sound or video data – this is located within files occurring along with MDS files – ISO or MDF files. The function of an MDS file is only to refer to the listed files. Before recording, the file loads the proper MDF image, and that is all it does.

MDS files can be recorded on CD or DVD carriers using programs for managing disc images. This format is commonly identified by all CD/DVD devices.

Conversion of a MDS file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the MDS extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of MDS file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from MDS extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to MDS file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the MDS file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the MDS file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the MDS file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the MDS file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the MDS file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the MDS file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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