PDS File Type

- The quick facts

What are PDS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PDS 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 PDS file?

Files that contain the .pds file extension are most commonly used by the PowerDirector video editing software application. The current version of PowerDirector, version 9, is distributed by CyberLink and it is the first native 64-bit consumer video editor.

The PDS files that are used by this software contain references to audio and video files that have been edited with the software. These files commonly contain menu settings and information regarding transitions and effects for the associated video file.

The Pldasm programming language also uses the .pds file suffix. These PDS files contain language source code files that have been writing in the Pldasm language.

How to open PDS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PDS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PDS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: June 4, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension PDS

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

PowerDirectorPowerDirectorUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
The Print ShopThe Print ShopUser submitted
The Print Shop Premier EditionThe Print Shop Premier EditionUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
VideoEditorTL ApplicationVideoEditorTL ApplicationUser submitted
The Print Shop Ensemble IIIThe Print Shop Ensemble IIIUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
The Print Shop Deluxe IIIThe Print Shop Deluxe IIIUser submitted
Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PDS-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 PDS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!