The *.mds file extension is related to the Microsoft DirectX API used by computer games and multimedia apps.

There are 2 other file types using
the MDS file extension!

mds icon.mds - Alcohol 120% Image file (media descriptor file) format [common]

empty icon.mds - SeeYou raster map

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MDS file - DirectX Mid2stream file

What is mds file? How to open mds files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

mds file icon: mds filetype icon

The MDS file extension file extension is associated with the DirectX suite of application programming interfaces used by multimedia applications and video games in Microsoft Windows operating system. The .mds file contains Mid2stream data.

The default software associated to mds file type:

DirectX icon

Microsoft Corporation logoDirectX  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft DirectX is set of application interfaces for Microsoft Windows used by multimedia applications, games and videos. It contains DirectDraw, Direct3D, Direct2D, DirectSound, DirectMusic, DirectInput and other components. The DirectX standard is supported by a wide variety of consumer and workstation-class graphics software and hardware solutions.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .mds file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .mds 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 mds file, edit mds file, convert mds file, view mds file, play mds file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others mds file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with mds file - DirectX Mid2stream file

Click on the software link for more information about DirectX. DirectX uses mds file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with mds file by default:
DirectX small icon DirectX
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows

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