.MAD File Extension

File Type 1

Electronic Arts Madcow Movie File

Developer Electronic Arts
4.4  |  5 Votes
Category Game Files
Format N/A

What is a MAD file?

Video file used by a variety of games developed by Electronic Arts, such as the Need for Speed series and select Sims games; contains audio and video data used to play title and logo sequences, opening movies, in-game cutscenes and other movies.

More Information

The MAD format uses MADk, MADm, and MADe chunks, or sets of data, that correspond to different video frame types used to play video and audio.

NOTE: Media Player Classic can only play the audio in MAD files and not the video.

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Programs that open or reference MAD files

Electronic Arts Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit  —  Discontinued
Updated December 19, 2014
File Type 2

Access Module Shortcut

Developer Microsoft
3.0  |  2 Votes
Category Misc Files
Format N/A

Shortcut file used by Microsoft Access, a relational database application for the Windows desktop environment; links to a database module which contains procedures written in the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) language; used in older versions of Microsoft Access as a desktop shortcut to open the module.

More Information

MAD files are shortcuts to modules and do not include the add-in content itself.

Programs that open MAD files

Updated July 19, 2011

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