MDS File - opening and understanding

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

What is a MDS file?

The files that contain the .mds file extension are information files that store information describing the formatting of a DVD or CD disc. The information that is contained within the MDS files includes data showing how the disc is organized and which tracks are located on the DVD or CD disc.

The MDS files do not contain any actual audio or video data in and of themselves. Instead, the MDS files are connected to an associated ISO or MDF file. The ISO or MDF files are the files that contain the actual data that the MDS file is used to reference.

How to open MDS 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 MDS for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension MDS

While we know of one file format using the .MDS 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 .MDS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of MDS files. Remember, different programs may use MDS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Alcohol 52%Alcohol 52%User submitted
PowerISOPowerISOUser submitted
WinMount ApplicationWinMount ApplicationUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
IsoBusterIsoBusterUser submitted
DAEMON Tools LiteDAEMON Tools LiteUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MDS-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 MDS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!