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.dsm File Extension

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File type: Digital Sound Module File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .dsm. Files with the file extension .dsm can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .dsm files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .dsm file?

A digital sound module tracker file can be stored in the DSM format and appended with the .dsm extension. These DSM files are classified as audio files used by digital audio tracking software, and these applications can also be used to create, open and edit the content of a DSM file. Creators of a DSM file can use these supported programs to enter multiple digital audio tracks in one DSM file, and notes comprising the musical score developed for the DSM project can be included. Musical notations stored in a DSM file are associated by the DSM author to certain audio samples, and these samples are also entered into the DSM file. The CocoModX software is implemented with support for creating, opening and modifying the content of these DSM files, and this program was developed for Mac platforms. The Media Player Classic program can be installed into computers running on Microsoft Windows-based systems to implement support for opening and viewing the content of these DSM files. Linux users can on the other hand use the XMMS application to view the data stored in a DSM file.

how to open a .dsm file?

Launch a .dsm file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .dsm file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .dsm files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .dsm file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .dsm file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .dsm file association errors

applications that open a .dsm file

CocoModX MODPlug Player

CocoModX MODPlug Player

CocoModX is an audio module player designed for Mac OS X. It can play MDZ, a zipped MOD file and cba, digi, dsm, far, gdm, imf, ahx, ams, amf, asy, it, m15, stm, stx, tfmx, ult, uni, umx, mdl, med, mod, mtm, mxm, okta, plm, psm, ptm, s3m, xm and 699 files. It can download files form ftp and http sites and has a native Cocoa frontend capable for embedding the libmikmod, has a full finder integration, enables dragging and dropping of files and folders into the application, has a Dock menu navigation and is able to create its own playlists and change status messages in iChat. The latest released version of the software features a DigiTrekker and a Digital Tracker that supports playback,. This software is based on MilkyPlay, MikMof, BASSMOD, Fmod and TFMXPlay. It has new MilkyPlay options which includes 3 octaves limit, 8xx and E8x effect support. The latest version has removed Fmod from CocoModX. It has an updated Spotlight pug-in and has the new column Path. Bugs have also been fixed in this version for Mac, the time output after pausing or after manual position change has been fixed and the loading of track information was also fixed by adding compressed files.
Protracker Studio

Protracker Studio

The Protracker Studio is a freeware tracker which is one of the first programs to allow creation of music without studio equipment, also uses .psm file extension to indicate audio files. Files having .psm extension is utilized to point out audio files used by Trackers mainly are music sequencers employed to make and modify module files. They are also considered as the tracker format where it contains tracks, patterns and sequences that were made through Protracker. This software enables users to make music by generating patterns or sequencing a series of notes. It presents with a keyboard split function to assign several instruments to the different parts of the keyboard. It also features a built in sample editor. The maximum number of patterns was raised from 64 to 128 by expanding its MOD format. The said files may be accessed and modified through programs that are compatible with the MOD format.
Media Player Classic

Media Player Classic

Media Player Classic is a famous and widely-used media player software which is purportedly considered as similar to Windows Media Player, based on the function and interface design. Programmed by Gabest, his media player functions primarily by allowing users to watch video or listen to an audio track such as songs through Microsoft Windows of 32 or 64 bit systems. This is integrated with K-Lite Codec Pack, which is a set of codecs and tools reliably working as encoders and decoders of a variety of audio and video file formats. Aside from that, it is also created with Combined Community Codec Pack. File formats accepted for encoding and decoding include the following: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MP4, AAC, AMR (QuickTime) and Flash video formats (videos), and AC3, 3GP, LPCM, OGG, and OGM (audios). Along with audios and videos, this media player also supports recording or playback of TV using a downloaded TV tuner, and burns videos to DVDs. All files supported are played through Windows PCs, Windows mobile phones, and Mac OS X.
Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6

Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6

Winamp Media Player 5.6 is a popular media player for Windows. This player was developed by Nullsoft and it allows users to play multimedia content such as audio and video. The software not only provides users with all the tools they need to organize their audio and video files but it also allows them to burn and rip CDs and even sync files from mobile devices. Winamp also features a playlist editor that allows users to create and manage their song lists as well as its media library effectively organizes all the audio and video files so that they can be located in one location. This software also has visualization features wherein animated graphics can be displayed along with the music being played. This media player also comes with a customizable user interface wherein users can change skins, as well as it supports not only a large number of file formats but it also supports a lot of user-developed plug ins.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .dsm files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .dsm. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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