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TOPIC: .dat files

.dat files 13 years 7 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?


Re: .dat files 13 years 7 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.

Re: .dat files 13 years 7 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 13 years 7 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.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can not do..!!

.dat files 13 years 7 months ago #9652

Cheers Guys,

Thanks for all the help and advice.
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