The MDS file extension is used for optional data file that is often found together with MDF disk image format created in Alcohol 120% program. MDS files contain additional metadata that are used to better emulate the MDF image.
There are 2 other file types using
the MDS file extension!
.mds - DirectX Mid2stream file
.mds - SeeYou raster map
Software that works with mds file extension
MDS file extension - Alcohol 120% Image file (media descriptor file) format
What is .mds file?
The MDS file extension is associated with Alcohol 120%. An MDS file is an optional media descriptor file that can be generated when you create a disc image from a CD or DVD. The format is a binary file with the ASCII identifying characters "MEDIA DESCRIPTOR" appearing in the beginning of the file.
The MDS file contains metadata about the original media, specifically the position of the layer breaks or layer breach bit, a property of the copy protection feature of many DVDs. An MDS file is then used in conjunction with its related disc image (MDF) to re-create the DVD.
MDS file can be created by optical disc imaging applications. The MDS file format is mainly used by the Alcohol 120% application, but some other disk and emulation tools are using it. Its a favourite image format for backup exact copies of original game disc.
If you were interested in MDS file, you might have been also interested in MDF file format.
The default software associated to mds file type:
Company or developer:
Alcohol 120% is an optical disc authoring program and disk image emulator created by Alcohol Soft. Alcohol 120% supports a wide range of common CD/DVD images.
List of software applications associated to the .mds file extension
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- Open mds file
- Edit mds file
- Create mds file
Software that open mds file - Alcohol 120% Image file (media descriptor file) format
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