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  1. #1
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    Default How can I play/convert a .dat video file?

    Hi, I was sent a video file but it appears to be in .dat format. Can someone please direct me to a FREE, EASY to use player for this format, or even to a FREE converter so I can convert to .avi? Yip, I did a Google search, but the question is, which is a good one without spayware/popup etc attachement? Cheers

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    Default Re: How can I play/convert a .dat video file?

    1) Open with Windows Media Player
    2) File > Save As "name.avi"


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    Default Re: How can I play/convert a .dat video file?

    Depending on what format you need or want the video in, you could try the free converter "super" which includes conversion from dat files...
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    Default Re: How can I play/convert a .dat video file?

    Well if you know the source of the dat file (maybe a vcd etc, or if the file was derived from mpegs..mpg1 in nature) just rename the file extension to .mpg.

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    Default Re: How can I play/convert a .dat video file?

    I second Super.
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    Default Re: How can I play/convert a .dat video file?

    Very unlikely it is just an AVI. Most likely it is the DAT file from a VCD. Is the filename something like AVSEQ01.DAT or something like that? If so just rename the file to anything.mpg

    As vk_dre said .mpg most likely.

    No need to get a converter to convert something that just needs a name change.

    If that does not work then try to find out what created the DAT. There are LOTS of DAT file variations, not all are Video.

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