.SFD File Extension

File Type 1

Sofdec Dreamcast Movie

Developer N/A
4.1  |  214 Votes
Category Video Files
Format Binary

What is an SFD file?

Video file used by video games made for Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Xbox, and other video game console systems; saves video in an uncommon "Sofdec" format that is not playable on standard video players; used for playing video game cinematic sequences.

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SFD files can be converted to .MPG files using a utility called sfd2mpg, which is part of the SFD Tool Pack by SWAT. However, this utility was not widely distributed and no longer is under development. SFD files can be created using Sega's Movie Creator application, but it is also no longer being developed and was last released in 1999. The SFD Tool Pack by SWAT includes this program.

NOTE: Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PES 2012) SFD files can be converted to the .MPG format using the discontinued PES Video & Audio Converter.

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Programs that open SFD files

Updated October 28, 2016
File Type 2

Spline Font Database File

Developer FontForge
3.9  |  35 Votes
Category Font Files
Format Text

What is an SFD file?

Font file created in the Spline Font Database (SFD) format, which is the native format used by FontForge font editing software; describes one or more fonts in an ASCII text format; used for documenting and editing fonts.

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SFD files save descriptive information such as the font version, name, family, weight, and encoding.

NOTE: FontForge can be run on Windows using Cygwin, a Linux-like environment for Windows.

Programs that open or reference SFD files

Updated March 13, 2013
File Type 3

MagicScore Maestro Score File

Developer Maestro Music Software
1.5  |  2 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is an SFD file?

An SFD file contains a music score created by MagicScore Maestro, a music composition and notation program. It stores a composition, which may include instruments, time and key signatures, and music notes. SFD files also contain metadata, such as the title and composer of the score and the page layout of the score composition.

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Screenshot of a .sfd file in MagicScore Maestro 8
SFD file open in MagicScore Maestro 8

You can open SFD files in Windows using MagicScore Maestro. To open an SFD file, select File → Open, navigate to the location of the file, and click Open. To create an SFD file using MagicScore Maestro, select File → New, compose the score, then select File → Save or Save as...

SFD files are the main file type used by MagicScore Maestro to save scores. However, you can also save scores as .MIDI files, Karaoke .KAR files, and Music .XML files by choosing the file types from the Save As dropdown menu. You can also export scores in MagicScore Maestro to an image, audio, or .PDF file by selecting File → Export.

Programs that open SFD files

Updated June 26, 2019

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