Did your computer fail to open a LAY file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .LAY files.
What is a LAY file?
The .lay file extension is frequently found in files that are created in using the Apple DVD Studio Pro. DVD Studio Pro is a high-end software tool published by Apple. It allows users to produce DVD primaries that will serve as the master disk for software replication in software mass production process.
The .lay file stores layout information used to create the software specifically for optical disk storage. The .lay file format contains metadata internal to DVD Studio Pro and the DVD project and typically stored within the VIDEO_TS directory of a DVD project. It is also a proprietary file format of Apple and conversion to other file types or usage of such in other programs other than supported by Apple might not turn out successfully.
Please be noted that .lay files are just the layout of the project and not the project itself. It is the 'blueprint' of the project and not to be included in the projects when burning them to disk.
Suggest another file format using extension LAY
While we know of one file format using the .LAY file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .LAY file.
Various LAY file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of LAY files. Remember, different programs may use LAY files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.