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What are DSM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DSM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DSM files.

What is a DSM file?

DSM files have multiple uses, and DeSmuME Movie capture is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

DeSmuME Movie capture

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

Important: Different programs may use files with the DSM file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DSM 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 DSM openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: September 9, 2023

All known 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 file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

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.

Dynamic Studio Professional Module

We know that one DSM format is Dynamic Studio Professional Module. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Shark007 Advanced CodecsShark007 Advanced CodecsVerified
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
WinDS PROWinDS PROUser submitted
Total Video ConverterTotal Video ConverterUser submitted
SPlayerSPlayerUser submitted
E.M. Total Video PlayerE.M. Total Video PlayerUser submitted
Final CodecsFinal CodecsUser submitted
GOPlayerGOPlayerUser submitted
OpenMPT / ModPlug TrackerOpenMPT / ModPlug TrackerUser submitted
PurePlayer2PurePlayer2User submitted

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