There are 13 other file types using
the DCF file extension!

empty icon.dcf - CANopen device configuration

empty icon.dcf - Design rule for camera file systems file

empty icon.dcf - Copy Fast floppy disk image file

empty icon.dcf - HP-95 comm program settings

empty icon.dcf - WordExpress dictionary

empty icon.dcf - DisCryptor encrypted archive

empty icon.dcf - D-LIB generic bytecode

empty icon.dcf - DynSite configuration file format

empty icon.dcf - ProWORX Nxt database configuration

empty icon.dcf - Taskmaster batch pilot form file

empty icon.dcf - DCF Document Computation Format

empty icon.dcf - Directory Opus command

empty icon.dcf - Safetica encrypted archive

DCF file extension - DRM content format delivery data

What is dcf file? How to open dcf files?

File extension dcf is most likely best known for its use for the DRM Content Format.

DRM  is closely related to the Rights Expression Language specification, which defines the syntax and semantics for the Rights Objects. The dcf media files are used by some mobile phones.

In addition to encrypting the Media Object the DRM Content Format supports metadata such as:

  • Original content type of the media object
  • Unique identifier for this DRM protected Media Object to associate it with rights
  • Information about the encryption details
  • Information about the rights issuing service for this DRM protected media object
  • Extensions and other media type dependent metadata

The file format is extensible, so additional features may be added in the future while maintaining compatibility with the older versions. Compatibility with the version 1 Content Format is not maintained by this specification, therefore a different MIME type is used.

There are two profiles of the DRM Content Format. One is used for Discrete Media (such as still images) and one for Continuous Media (such as music or video). The profiles share some data structures. Both profiles are based on a widely accepted and deployed standard format, the ISO Base Media File format, but the Discrete Media profile is meant to be an all-purpose format, not aiming for full compatibility with ISO media files.

The Content Issuer can decide which profile to use for their content, but in general, the profile for Continuous Media should be used for Continuous Media content, in order to create a harmonious user experience. The Discrete Media profile should be used for other types of content. To a User, the difference is that a file conforming to the Discrete Media profile looks like a DRM protected file, whereas a file conforming to the Continuous Media profile looks and functions like a media file to the outside.

This dcf file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: November 30, 2023

The default software associated to open dcf file:

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB logoSony Ericsson DRM Packager  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

Sony DRM Packager is a PC/Mac software based tool which enables third party content providers/developers to protect their content.

Sony Ericsson DRM Packager for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Sony Mobile Communications AB

Sony Ericsson DRM Packager is a Mac software based tool which enables third party content providers/developers to protect their content.

Help how to open:

Use Sony Ericsson DRM Packager to open *.dcf files.

How to convert:

It is unlikely that you can convert *.dcf files to anything else.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .dcf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dcf file, edit dcf file, convert dcf file, view dcf file, play dcf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Software that open dcf file - DRM content format delivery data

Programs supporting the exension dcf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dcf file action.

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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