Re: [AMBER] How to read .nc file in VMD

From: Markowska <>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 14:14:51 +0200

Hi Qing,

are you using VMD on Windows? If so, it won't work. VMD for Windows does
not recognize NetCDF trajectories.

If you are using VMD on Linux you can, for example, type in the terminal
something like:
vmd -parm7 your_topology.prmtop -netcdf
and it should work.

Best regards,

2018-06-24 8:36 GMT+02:00 Qing Lv <>:

> Dear Colleagues,
> I am trying to load Amber trajectory file (.nc file, NetCDF format) to
> VMD, but failed. VMD cannot recognize .nc file and the "Determine file
> type" droplist does not have the option "NetCDF"; if I choose Amber format,
> it says "Problem reading CRD file". I tried VMD 1.9.2 and the latest
> version 1.9.3.
> I found a note at VMD official website regarding the NetCDF plugin, but
> there are no download links:
> Is this plugin embeded in VMD? And how to find it?
> Thanks,
> Qing
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