File Type Media Descriptor Sidecar File IconMedia Descriptor Sidecar File
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Popularity ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  Average

Information file that describes the formatting of a CD or DVD; includes header information, which defines the tracks on the disc and the way the data is organized; recorded by disc imaging programs and recognized by standard CD and DVD players.

The MDS file is often found with a corresponding .ISO file or .MDF file, which contains the actual data from the disc. It is similar to a .CUE file, which describes the data stored in a .BIN file.

Open With

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IconCyberLink PowerDVD

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Updated November 9, 2017
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference