VCD File

What are VCD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VCD 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 VCD file?

VCD files have multiple uses, and Virtual CD Dump is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Virtual CD Dump

The .vcd file extension is given to virtual CD files. A virtual CD file is an image of the data that has been recorded on a CD. Windows recognize this image as an actual disk. This makes it possible for CD's and DVD's to be run on a computer without requiring the actual disk to be in the CD-ROM drive.

The VCD file format allows users to play an application on network computers without having the actual disk on each computer linked to the network.

How to open VCD files

We have identified five VCD openers that are compatible with this specific type of VCD file.

Programs that open Virtual CD Dump files

Roxio CreatorRoxio CreatorVerified
Virtual CDVirtual CDVerified

Last updated: December 19, 2022

More file formats using the VCD extension

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

  • Value Change Dump
  • Valve Choreography Data Format

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

MplayerMplayerUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted
SMPlayerSMPlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
InstantDiscInstantDiscUser submitted
UltraISOUltraISOUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted

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