View Full Version : File Type?

09.07.2010, 04:04
Hi guys, testing out Daemon Tools Pro, most definitely going to buy this its been awesome so far but I have a question about the file types.

I get that .mdx is basically .mdf/.mds in one file wrapper so no questions there, my issue is the difference between the last two and .iso. I've always backed up with .iso format but I was wondering if I could gain any advantages by using .mdx or .mds/.mdf. As far as my usage goes, I do it because I hate the slow death that is program installs from a CD/DVD so I rip all of my programs/games/etc to iso's and use them with Daemon-Tools to install, much faster. For my usage would I gain any advantage? Maybe for the mass amount of games in particular (copy protection??)? What's the overall difference?

I appreciate any help I can get on this!

09.07.2010, 07:25
ISO doesn't contain protection related data and mds/mdf/mdx does. Also it can be password protected, be compressed and splitted.

13.07.2010, 05:54
Greetings --

Sorry if this is a repeaded question ... how do you "split" a mdx file?

13.07.2010, 08:31
Use 'Split file' option on Properties tab of 'Disc imaging' dialog.
Creating an image | DAEMON Pro Help (http://www.daemonpro-help.com/en/general_use/work_with_image_files/create.html)

14.07.2010, 21:50
So, "split file" is just available with the pro version(s)?

18.07.2010, 14:59
mdx file cannot be split by design.
If you need split files use mds/mdf.
In other aspects they are similar.