.ECM File Extension

Error Code Model

An ECM file contains a compressed disc image. It is created using the Error Code Modeler format. ECM reduces image size by storing data without error correction or detection codes. The ECM command-lin...

General Information

Title ECM File Extension
Extension .ecm
Full Form Error Code Model
File Type Disk Image File
Developer Neill Corlett
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Compress disk images
Additional Functions Reduce storage space
Features Error detection, Redundancy removal

File Characteristics

Quality Lossless compression
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Not directly

Use Cases

Gaming Backup, Archival
Software Distribution Disk images
Data Preservation Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Verify integrity

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Late 1990s
Latest Version N/A

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .iso, .bin, .cue

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
ECM Tools Free Windows, Linux, Mac
Daemon Tools Free, Paid versions Windows
UnECM Free Multi-platform