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.dgc File Extension

Developer: Shin-ichi Tsuruta
File type: DGCA File Archive
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .dgc. Files with the file extension .dgc can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .dgc files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .dgc file?

A DGCA file archive is implemented with compression standards integrated into the DGC format, and these DGC files are appended with the .dgc extension. These .dgc files are archived data that can be created with the DigitalGCodecArchiver software, also known as the DGCA application. The DGCA program is classified as software developed for compressing a file, a group of files, a folder or a group of folders with better compression ratios than other compression standards. This means files and folders can be compressed much quicker and easier if it's saved in the DGC file format. This also means data stored and compressed in a DGC file is also faster and easier to extract than some compression formats. Shin-ichi Tsuruta is a Japanese developer who created the DGC compression and encoding specifications. 2-dimensional fighting video games designed using the MUGEN game engine can also be archived and distributed in the DGC format. The DGCA application can be installed in computers running on supported operating systems to start creating, decompressing and accessing the content of these DGC files.

how to open a .dgc file?

Launch a .dgc file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .dgc file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .dgc files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .dgc file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .dgc file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .dgc file association errors

applications that open a .dgc file

DGCA

DGCA

In 2001, Shin-ichi Tusuta, a Japanese who created a freeware compression utility named DGCA, the next generation of GCA. This is data compression software or source coding wherein fewer bits were used in processing of encoding information like the ZIP file format which stores various files in one file. Compression is helpful in reducing the consumption of transmission bandwidth or hard disk space which are both expensive. However, in viewing or hearing compressed data, decompression must first be done and this process can be damaging to other applications. This application therefore involves trade-offs which includes amount of distortion being introduced, compression degree and the resources required in compressing and uncompressing data. The encoding scheme should be understood, as with any communication in order to process the data compression between the sender and the receiver. It has a stronger encryption and Unicode filenames and has a better compression ratio that ZIP, but it is not a major compression format. DGCA opens with Windows.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .dgc files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .dgc. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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