Blorb is a package format for interactive fiction games. Many such games incorporate resources such as sound effects, music, or pictures. Blorb's purpose is to bind these together into one file. The format was devised by Andrew Plotkin and is used in both the Z-machine and Glulx virtual machines, as well as by the Glk library. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blorb"
A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a DLL module designed as a plugin for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality. BHOs were introduced in October 1997 with the release of version 4 of Internet Explorer. Most BHOs are loaded once by each new instance of Internet Explorer. However, in the case of the Windows File Explorer, a new instance is launched for each window. ...more on Wikipedia about "Browser Helper Object"
CDA may stand for: ...more on Wikipedia about "CDA"
In CP/M-86, CMD is the filename extension used by executable programs. It corresponds to COM in CP/M-80 and EXE in MS-DOS. ...more on Wikipedia about "CMD file (CP/M)"
COLLADA is a COLLAborative Design Activity for establishing an interchange file format for interactive 3D applications. ...more on Wikipedia about "COLLADA"
In MS-DOS and compatible DOSes, and in 8-bit CP/M, a COM file is a simple type of executable file. The name of the file format is derived from the file name extension .com (not to be confused with the .com top-level domain), which was originally the extension used for such files. However there is no actual association between the file format and the file name extension in any but CP/M and very early versions of MS-DOS. ...more on Wikipedia about "COM file"
The comma-separated values (CSV) file format is a tabular data format that has fields separated by the comma character and quoted by the double quote character. If a field's value contains a double quote character it is escaped with a pair of double quote characters. ...more on Wikipedia about "Comma-separated values"
A container format is a computer file format that can contain various types of data, compressed in a manner of standardized codecs. The container file is used to be able to identify and interleave the different data types. Simpler container formats can contain different types of audio codecs, while more advanced container formats can support audio, video, subtitles, chapters, and meta-data ( tags) - along with the synchronization information needed to play back the various streams together. ...more on Wikipedia about "Container format"
Delimited data uses specific characters ( delimiters) to separate its values. Most database and spreadsheet programs are able to read or save data in a delimited format. ...more on Wikipedia about "Delimited"
A disk image is a computer file containing the complete contents and structure of a data storage device. The term has been generalized to cover any such file, whether taken from an actual physical storage device or not. ...more on Wikipedia about "Disk image"
DjVu (pronounced deja-vu) is a computer file format designed primarily to store scanned images. It features advanced technologies such as image layer separation, progressive loading, arithmetic coding, and lossy compression for bitonal images, allowing for high quality, readable images to be stored in a minimum of space. ...more on Wikipedia about "DjVu"
In computing, DOC or doc (short for ' document') is a common file extension, traditionally used for documentation in plain-text format, particularly of programs or computer hardware, on a wide range of operating systems. During the 1980s, WordPerfect used DOC as the extension of their proprietary format. Later, in the 1990s, Microsoft appropriated the popular DOC extension for their Microsoft Word wordprocessing formats. In consequence, the original uses for the extension have largely disappeared from the PC world. ...more on Wikipedia about "DOC (computing)"
A document file format is a binary file format for storing documents on a storage media, especially for use by computers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Document file format"
DOCX is the new file format extension for Microsoft Word in Microsoft Office 12. Uses Zip compression and XML. ...more on Wikipedia about "Docx"
dotXSI (TM) is an ASCII file format of Softimage Corporation for storing scene data. ...more on Wikipedia about "DotXSI"
DVI ("DeVice Independent") is the output file format of the TeX typesetting program, designed by Donald Knuth in 1979. Unlike the TeX markup files used to generate them, DVI files are not intended to be human-readable; they consist of binary data describing the visual layout of a document in a manner not reliant on any specific image format, display hardware or printer (hence the DVI format's name). DVI files are typically used as input to a second program (called a DVI driver) which translates DVI files to graphical data. For example, most TeX software packages include a program for previewing DVI files on a user's computer display; this program is a driver. Drivers are also used to convert DVI files to popular document formats (e.g. PostScript, PDF) and for printing. Wikipedia uses a PNG driver to generate graphics for mathematical formulae in articles. ...more on Wikipedia about "DVI file format"
DWARF (short for Debug With Arbitrary Record Format although rarely seen that way) is a widely used, standardized debugging data format. ...more on Wikipedia about "DWARF"
ECW (enhanced-compression wavelet) is an open standard wavelet compression image file format developed by Earth Resource Mapping. It is optimized for aerial and satellite imagery, and efficiently compresses very large images with fine, alternating contrast. ...more on Wikipedia about "ECW (file format)"
Extensible Binary Meta Language, or EBML, is a generalized file format for (theoretically) any kind of data, aiming to be a binary equivalent to XML. Since the DTD of the extended format must be available to a decoder to allow reading of the data, it is not extensible in the same way that XML is; unlike XML, a DTD of a previous version, or no DTD, is not useful. ...more on Wikipedia about "Extensible Binary Meta Language"
In bioinformatics, FASTA format is a file format used to exchange information between genetic sequence databases. Its format looks like this: ...more on Wikipedia about "FASTA format"
A file format is a particular way to encode information for storage in a computer file. ...more on Wikipedia about "File format"
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A filename extension is an extra set of (usually) alphanumeric characters that is appended to the end of a filename to allow computer users (as well as various pieces of software on the computer system) to quickly determine the type of data stored in the file. It is one of several popular methods for distinguishing between file formats. ...more on Wikipedia about "Filename extension"
Formatted text, styled text or rich text, as opposed to plain text, has styling information beyond the minimum of semantic elements: colours, styles (boldface, italic), sizes and special features (such as hyperlinks). ...more on Wikipedia about "Formatted text"
Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN) is a standard notation for describing a particular board position of a Chess game. The purpose of FEN notation is to provide all the necessary information to restart a game from a particular position. ...more on Wikipedia about "Forsyth-Edwards Notation"
GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogical systems. It was developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an aid in their extensive genealogical research. A GEDCOM file is plain text (often in ASCII in the United States although technically the standard mandates use of an obscure text encoding named ANSEL) containing records for each individual in the family tree, and data linking these records together. Most (if not all) genealogy software supports importing from and/or exporting to GEDCOM format. Additionally, many tools exist to convert GEDCOM files to HTML pages. ...more on Wikipedia about "GEDCOM"
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