An snd file extension is related to the Sega FILM/CPK file format used by Sega CD and Sega Saturn video gaming consoles.

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

empty icon.snd - Sound data [common]

empty icon.snd - Heroes of Might & Magic 3 archive

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SND file extension - Sega FILM/CPK file format

What is snd file? How to open snd files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

The snd file extension is used for video files in FILM/CMK format.

FILM is a multimedia container file format developed by Sega for use on its early CD-ROM home video game consoles like Sega CD, the first CD-based video game console.

There are many early variations of the FILM format observed on a number of Sega CD titles. Further, early FILM files have been observed on at least one 3DO game (Lemmings).

Many Sega Saturn CD-ROM games use this file format to store frames of a Cinepak-compressed video interleaved with uncompressed PCM audio. When this is the case, the files will typically have the cpk extension  (which is why FILM files are usually known as  CPK files).

This snd 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.

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 .snd 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.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 46 49 4C 4D
ASCII code: FILM

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