DCR files are a type of Adobe file – specifically, a Shockwave format used for file distribution on the web. Commonly found in browser-based web games, and interactive content – all common uses of Shockwave in general. Unlike Adobe Flash files, these files are created by Adobe Director.
Alternatively, this format can also refer to a type of component resource file used by Delphi IDEs, as well as a type of Court Recorder Video file.
How can you open DCR files?
Naturally, Adobe Director can open and use these files, as can Adobe Shockwave Player itself. In that case though, the file will run as a web browser plug-in. Assuming your web browser supports this type of application, you can always run them directly there, but you won’t be able to edit them.
Delphi files only work with the relevant software, which contains an editor for them. Court Recorder files can be played by some but not all media players – the safest choice is the free BIS DCR player.
What programs work with DCR files?
In addition to Director and Shockwave Player, Echo One iSwiff can work with these files. In the case of a Delphi file, only versions of Embarcadero Delphi can reliably work with the file. Digital Court Recorder files work with the BIS DCR Software suite.