.MPD File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .MPD file extension:

  1. Microsoft Project Database
  2. MPEG-DASH Media Presentation Description
  3. File List Creator Playlist

1. Microsoft Project Database

Microsoft Project Database

Database file created by Microsoft Project, a program used for project management; contains project data stored in a Microsoft Access-compliant format; used to save and load an entire project in a relational records-based database format.

NOTE: MPD files cannot be saved by Microsoft Project 2007 or later. However, existing MPD files may still be used as a basis for a new project.

Software's name License Platforms
K-SOL Project Reader K-SOL Project Reader Windows
Microsoft Project 365 Microsoft Project 365 Free Trial Windows

Updated: July 9, 2010

2. MPEG-DASH Media Presentation Description

MPEG-DASH Media Presentation Description
  • Developer Moving Picture Experts Group
  • Popularity
    3.0 (1 votes)
  • Category Text Files
  • Format XML

An MPD file is a text file that describes how an MPEG-DASH video is streamed. It contains XML-formatted text that a web client uses to deliver .M4S (or other) streamed videos to Internet users. MPD files define streamed videos' segment duration, codec, MIME type, maximum dimensions, and other settings.

MPD files are XML files, so you can open and edit them in any text or source code editor, including:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code (cross-platform)
  • GitHub Atom (cross-platform)
  • GNU Emacs (cross-platform)
  • Microsoft Notepad (Windows)
  • Apple TextEdit (Mac)

Opening an MPD file in a source code editor will highlight the file's XML syntax, making the file's text easier to understand and edit.

Software's name License Platforms
Any text editor Any text editor AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindowsWindows Phone
Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit Bundled Mac
GitHub Atom GitHub Atom Open Source LinuxMacWindows
GNU Emacs GNU Emacs Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Google Chrome Text Google Chrome Text Included AndroidChrome OS
Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad Bundled MacWindows
Microsoft Visual Studio Code Microsoft Visual Studio Code Open Source LinuxMacWindows

Updated: January 7, 2021

3. File List Creator Playlist

File List Creator Playlist
  • Developer WenSoftware
  • Popularity
    2.7 (3 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format Binary

File used by File List Creator (FLC), a utility that helps users manage and track their computer files; stores a list of files; commonly used to store a playlist of .MP3 files; may also store lists of digital photos, compressed files, and other file types.

While MPD files track lists of files, they only contain file references, not the actual files themselves.

NOTE: MPD is also short for "Music Player Daemon," a music player for Unix that can play audio files from remote systems.

Software's name License Platforms
WenSoftware File List Creator WenSoftware File List Creator Windows

Updated: October 7, 2009

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