There are 3 file types use the .VMD file extension:
1. Covox Raw Sample
Raw 8-bit audio sample format used by Covox Speech Thing and other audio products; an unformatted version of a Covox .VMF file.
|Any supporting program with the Covox driver installed|
Updated: January 4, 2007
2. Vocaloid Motion Data File
3D animation file used by MikuMikuDance, a program used to create dance animation movies; stores body motion settings for the dancing routines; can be applied to one or more dancers in the 3D animation.
NOTE: MikuMikuDance (MMD) was originally developed in Japanese. MMD is used as a promotional product for the Yamaha Vocaloid singing synthesizer.
Updated: December 17, 2010
3. Sierra VMD Video File
A VMD file is a multimedia file used by various CD-ROM video games developed by Sierra Entertainment, most notably Phantasmagoria. It contains video and audio data in the Sierra Video and Music Data (VMD) format. VMD files are typically used for title and logo animations and in-game cutscenes.
There are few programs that support VMD files since they are rare. The files are primarily only used in games developed by Sierra On-Line in the 1990s.
However, you can open and play VMD videos with the free VLC media player, which is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
You can also convert a VMD file to a more common video format with FFmpeg, then open the converted file with a media player, such as Microsoft Windows Media Player (Windows) or Apple QuickTime Player (macOS).
Updated: March 4, 2021