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#1 Karlo918

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 12:00 AM

Would you please tell me the exact full form for ".MDS" & ".MDF" respectively? I'm curious to know.

Sorry but I couldn't get a solution after searching various places:
1) Alcohol Site
It states that "Media Descriptor Image file format(mds)", but no .MDF is mentioned. (support.alcohol-soft.com/knowledgebase.php?postid=14999)

2) Alcohol Forum (This forum)
Keyword "Descriptor" had no result, so I assume no related discussion.

3) Wikipedia
MDS - ".mds is a file extension for a small file associated with a .mdf disk image, used by programs such as alcohol 120% and DAEMON Tools"
MDF - ".mdf, a file extension"
.MDS - Redirects to Alcohol 120%
.MDF - "Alcohol 120%'s proprietary disk image format; also used by Daemon Tools and some other disk image emulators"

4) FILExt
.MDS - "Media Descriptor CD Image File"
.MDF - "Alcohol 120% CD Image File"

However, still couldn't sure about the exact full form for .MDS and .MDF but the definitions are very clear

Edited by Karlo918, 21 October 2007 - 12:03 AM.


#2 Phoenix

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 01:33 AM

MDS\MDF is the file format used by Alcohol and Daemon Tools the MDS file holdes information used by both of these softwares on how to handle the MDF file.

#3 Karlo918

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:07 PM

QUOTE (Phoenix @ Oct 21 2007, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MDS\MDF is the file format used by Alcohol and Daemon Tools the MDS file holdes information used by both of these softwares on how to handle the MDF file.


Thanks but what I want to know is the FULL form of both of them (if there are any). For eg,
JPG= Joint Photographic Experts Group
MDS= Media Descriptor ....?
MDF= Media Descriptor ...?

Edited by Karlo918, 23 October 2007 - 10:09 PM.


#4 Charalambos

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:37 AM

I think that it is as follows:

MDS= Media Descriptor Sheet
MDF= Media Descriptor File

#5 Karlo918

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 06:43 AM

QUOTE (Charalambos @ Oct 24 2007, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think that it is as follows:

MDS= Media Descriptor Sheet
MDF= Media Descriptor File


Thanks, I agree
as similar filetype CUE is also "cue sheet"




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