DSM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DSM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DSM files.

What is a DSM file?

A .DSM file is a DeSmuME Movie capture file. These DSM files contain the movies captured in DeSmuMe, a Nintendo DS emulator. It uses a text-based file format, meaning you can edit and splice movies with ease.

How to open DSM files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DSM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DSM openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .DSM

While DeSmuME Movie capture is a popular type of DSM-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .DSM extension.

The DSM file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a DSM opener may not be able to open all kinds of DSM files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited DSM viewer.

Digital Sound Interface Kit module

These DSM files were used to store audio played in DSIK, a digital sound interface kit software. These files are usually extracted from a games resource file.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DSM openers which you will find listed below.

Dynamic Studio Professional module

Through our analysis of DSM files, we know that one use of the format is Dynamic Studio Professional module. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DSM openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DSM files. Remember, different programs may use DSM 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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WinDS PROWinDS PROUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
Total Video ConverterTotal Video ConverterUser submitted
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SPlayerSPlayerUser submitted
QvodPlayerQvodPlayerUser submitted
E.M. Total Video PlayerE.M. Total Video PlayerUser submitted
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
GoPlayerGoPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DSM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DSM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!