What are DSF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a DSF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a DSF file?
DSF files have multiple uses, and D-lusion/XTracker Digital Sound is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
D-lusion/XTracker Digital Sound File
The .dsf file extension was created for an audio and sound file format used by the D-lusion/XTracker software. This is a digital audio composing and music generation program for Windows PCs and is more popularly known as Audio Tracker.
Other digital audio composing tools, music players, and editing programs can be used to open and play the audio data in these .dsf files.
The content of a .dsf file may include digital samples and audio clips that are saved in 8 or 16-bit mono formats. Other pieces of data like metadata details, loops, and recorded or simulated instrument tracks and sound effects may also be stored in these DSF files.
How to open DSF files
Important: Different programs may use files with the DSF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DSF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different DSF openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 22, 2023
All known file formats using extension .DSF
While D-lusion/XTracker Digital Sound File is a popular type of DSF-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .DSF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Micrografx Designer Drawing
We know that one DSF format is Micrografx Designer Drawing. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
DSF opener for Windows
We have identified one DSF opener that is compatible with this specific type of DSF file.
More file formats using the DSF extension
Through our research of DSF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.
- Dreamcast Sound Format Audio File
- DSD Storage Facility Audio File
- Dune Service File
- X-Plane Distribution Scenery Format
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of DSF files. Remember, different programs may use DSF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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