.EMD File Extension

2 file types use the .emd file extension.

ABT Extended Module

Developer N/A
3.4  |  31 Votes

What is an EMD file?

An EMD file contains an audio sample saved in the ABT Extended MoDule format. It can be opened in an audio tracker and used to create music.

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The EMD format was created in 1994. In the format's full name, ABT stands for Advanced 16-Bit Tracker.

How to open an EMD file

You can open an EMD file with FMJ-Software Awave Studio (Windows). Awave Studio allows you to play, edit, and convert EMD files.

How to convert an EMD file

FMJ-Software Awave Studio can convert the audio sample an EMD file contains to many more common audio formats, including:

  • .AAC - Advanced Audio Coding
  • .AIFF - Audio Interchange File Format
  • .AMR - Adaptive Multi-rate Codec
  • .FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
  • .IFF - Interchange File Format
  • .M4A - MPEG-4 Audio
  • .MP3 - MP3 Audio
  • .OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio
  • .OPUS - Opus Audio
  • .WAV - WAVE Audio
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Programs that open EMD files


Fritz TableBase

Developer ChessBase
3.5  |  23 Votes

An EMD file may also be a tablebase used by a chess-playing program such as ChessBase Fritz. It contains a database of moves the program uses to play endgame sequences. Using EMD files, rather than procedurally selecting individual moves, speeds up chess-playing programs' endgame play.

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ChessBase Fritz is a chess-playing program that allows users to play chess against a variable-difficulty AI. Programs like Fritz use endgame databases, more commonly referred to as tablebases, to play specific endgame sequences perfectly. For example, if a game has entered an endgame state in which the human player has only a king and queen, and Fritz has a king, rook, and bishop, Fritz can use related EMD files to select its moves for the rest of the game.

Each EMD file contains data on a specific endgame state, in which each player has a specific set of pieces left. To help them play more quickly and effectively, chess-playing programs can "thread" EMD files together or reference the files while selecting procedurally-analyzed moves. This allows the programs to better plan for and work toward future advantageous game states.

How to open an EMD file

In ChessBase Fritz (Windows), you can install EMD files by:

  1. Selecting Tools → Options → Tablebases.
  2. Specifying the path(s) to your EMD files in the Path field(s).

Programs that open EMD files


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