File Extension Library

.MAD File Extension

  • Developer by: Electronic Arts
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .MAD file?

.MAD file extension is created by Electronic Arts. .MAD has been classified as Game Files.

.MAD is Electronic Arts Madcow Movie 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.

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.

List of all softwares that can open the Electronic Arts Madcow Movie File
Electronic Arts Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Electronic Arts Need for Speed: Underground
Electronic Arts The Sims 2
Media Player Classic
Electronic Arts The Sims 2
File Type 2:

Access Module Shortcut

Developer by: Microsoft Category: Misc Files

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.

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

List of all softwares that can open the Access Module Shortcut
Microsoft Access 2016

How to Open .MAD file on different platforms

Open .MAD File on Windows

  • Right-click a .MAD
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .MAD file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .MAD files" Press "Ok"

Open .MAD File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .MAD file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .MAD File on Linux

Right click on the .MAD file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .MAD File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .MAD file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .MAD File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .MAD files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .MAD files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .MAD files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .MAD file format
  2. You need to check the .MAD file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)