MDS File Type

- The quick facts

What are MDS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MDS 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 MDS file?

A .MDS file is a Media Descriptor file.

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

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

We have identified 5 MDS openers that are compatible with this specific type of MDS file.

Programs that open Media Descriptor files

DAEMON ToolsDAEMON ToolsVerified

Last updated: March 26, 2022

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 apps that use files with this extension

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.

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