There are 2 file types use the .MED file extension:
1. RSView Development Project
Software development project created with RSView Studio software, such as RSView ME (Machine Edition); stores program information and references to other project files; used for creating HMI (Human Machine Interface) applications.
MED files can be compiled into RSView runtime (.MER) files when completed.
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Updated: October 9, 2008
2. Amiga MED Sound File
A MED file is an audio file created by MED or OctaMED, which were sound trackers for the Commodore Amiga. It contains notes, pitches, and effects used to create music tracks and sound sequences.
In 1991, developer Teijo Kinnunen and publisher RBF Software released OctaMED, a follow-up to the popular MED sound tracker. While MED used only MED files to store sounds, OctaMED used both MED and .8MED files to do the same.
OctaMED was notable for being able to play eight-channel audio on the Commodore Amiga's four-channel sound chip. While OctaMED was ported to Windows in the late 1990s (under the name MED Soundstudio), it is no longer developed or maintained.
You can open and play MED files in:
- VLC media player (cross-platform)
- OpenMPT (Windows)
- Extended Module Player (Linux)
VLC does not officially support MED files but plays them fairly accurately. OpenMPT converts MED files to a more modern format after you import them, so the program can manage them more easily.
Updated: January 25, 2021