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.dat files 12 years 10 months ago #9597

Hi Folks,

I know this is not really a network issue, but I'm hoping someone can help. A friend of mine has given me a disk with some files on it that are .dat (movies). Can anyone tell me how to play them?

Thanks

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Re: .dat files 12 years 10 months ago #9602

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.dat usually contain mpeg1/2 compressed video for VCD/SVCD compatibility. Concerning playback in windows, if you have the appropriate directshow decoders you should be able to play the files with about any player. You can use a program like MovieID to verify the codecs used. Most likely the required decoders are already installed by windows media player however.

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Re: .dat files 12 years 10 months ago #9608

Sounds like a VCD (would have files like AVSEQ01.DAT etc).

You could just pop it in any VCD player.

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Re: .dat files 12 years 10 months ago #9636

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Just a word of caution :

"Dont use apple quick time up to 6th version it won't play .dat file.

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.dat files 12 years 10 months ago #9652

Cheers Guys,

Thanks for all the help and advice.

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