MDS File

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?

MDS files have multiple uses, and Media Descriptor is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Media Descriptor

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 five MDS openers that are compatible with this specific type of MDS file.

Programs that open Media Descriptor files

WinCDEmuWinCDEmuVerified
IsoBusterIsoBusterVerified
PowerISOPowerISOVerified
DAEMON ToolsDAEMON ToolsVerified
ImgBurnImgBurnVerified

Last updated: January 16, 2023

More file formats using the MDS extension

Through our research of MDS files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • MIDI Stream

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.

Alcohol 52%Alcohol 52%Verified
My Digital StudioMy Digital StudioVerified
WinMountWinMountUser submitted
UltraISOUltraISOUser submitted
VideoPad Video EditorVideoPad Video EditorUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
DVD ShrinkDVD ShrinkUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
Express BurnExpress BurnUser submitted

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