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I downloaded a movie which comes as a *.mdf file(630Mb) and a small *.mds file (1Kb). How can I watch the movie on my computer?


The MDF file is a CD image file, and MDS is the corresponding catalog file. Software such as 'Alcohol 120%' reads this catalog file so that it knows how to burn the MDF file. You can play the movie directly from the burned CD. Download the trial version of Alcohol 120% from their web for free:

If you do not want to burn the image file on a CDROM (maybe you have no burner or no blank CD handy) then you can download a tool like IsoBuster or WinISO, open the image file and extract the contents to desired location on your hard disk.

You may even use the above mentioned 'Alcohol 120%' and have it create a virtual drive for you, then you can simply right-click any cd-image file you have and 'mount' it. That makes it as though it were a burned image- you can play, extract, install, whatever you want.

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2007-11-25, 02:22:59
rr from United Kingdom  
Thanks for info
2008-01-26, 12:20:01
anonymous from United States  
Very clear and easy, i love when i can actually find what im looking for. Thanks!
2008-02-01, 08:35:36
anonymous from United States  
you can also use write to ISO function on DVD Decrypter, and it will take the MDS file and burn it on a DVD.
2008-02-08, 10:13:34
anonymous from United Kingdom  
okay yea hello yep
2008-03-22, 09:02:29 from Canada  
Hi i just recently aquired a game from my friend and i need to mount it on Deamon tools to play it. However, the intructions say i should be mounting an .mds (with DPM) file, i cannot find it, all there is is a .mdf file when i extract with Winrar. Is the mds file supposed to be in the mdf file?
2008-04-05, 23:41:24
i cant play a game thats a mdf file
2008-04-13, 23:43:03
anonymous from United States  
2008-05-14, 22:11:17
AM from Canada  
Makes me laugh.. Why someone puts such a popular extension MDF ???
I thought this is a SQL SERVER 2005 Data File..
2008-05-31, 05:29:26
Hey it can be seen using Daemon Tool 4.12.3 also
2008-06-01, 03:44:21
anonymous from Sri Lanka  
I downloaded a game which comes as 2 *.mds file (1Kb)as 1CD and 2 *.mds file (608) as2CD. How can I play the game on my computer?
and also there a instalation says 'Mount CD 1 and install (FULL VERSION), Mounting CD 2 when needed'.i cnt understand hw to do that
2008-06-01, 03:58:33
anonymous from Sri Lanka  
plz some rply me.i realy need to play that guys.i lv that game
2008-06-14, 06:07:37
anonymous from United Kingdom  
nero doesn't work with me, so wouldn't recomend trying nero it probably wownt work
2008-06-27, 17:58:41
anonymous from United States  
Thank you a little bit. 4:10
2008-10-05, 19:16:26
anonymous from United States  
since this is an image file, download DAEMON Tools Lite. it is a CD Drive emulator. it will a virtual drive to your computer. you then load the mds file into the virtual drive, and you can watch the movie. this program can actually make 4 virtual drives.
2008-10-30, 05:48:03
anonymous from Australia  
dvd shrink does all dvd burning imaging and burning that i ever need. mds files no problem
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