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.PDS File Extension

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File Type 1Planetary Data System File

DeveloperNASA
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CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Scientific data format created by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration); used to store planetary, solar, and lunar data collected from earth and space missions.

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PDS files often contain labels that are written in the Object Description Language (ODL). These labels use keywords that describe the data contained in the file.

Program(s) that open .PDS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
NASA PDS Tools Package
NASA NASAView
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
NASA PDS Tools Package
NASA NASAView
Linux LogoLinux
NASA PDS Tools Package
NASA NASAView
Updated 2/22/2012

File Type 2PowerDirector Script File

DeveloperCyberLink
Popularity
3.2 (11 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryVideo Files
FormatXML

XML

This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

Definition

Video project file or slide show created with PowerDirector, a digital video-editing program; stores references to audio and video files and includes settings for menus, effects, transitions, and other home video production information; used for authoring video CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, and AVCHD discs.

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NOTE: PDS files are often built from a template provided with the software.

Program(s) that open .PDS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultra
CyberLink PowerProducer 6
Updated 9/19/2014