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What are VCD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a VCD file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your VCD 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: September 22, 2023

All known file formats using extension .VCD

While Virtual CD Dump is a popular type of VCD-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .VCD file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Value Change Dump

We know that one VCD format is Value Change Dump. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Valve Choreography Data Format

We know that one VCD format is Valve Choreography Data Format. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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
SMPlayerSMPlayerUser submitted
Windows Media PlayerWindows Media PlayerUser submitted
InstantDiscInstantDiscUser submitted
UltraISOUltraISOUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted

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