DAT file to MPEG or AVI???

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  1. chamackO

    chamackO New Member

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    i have a movie as a DAT file. how do i change it to mpeg or avi so that i dont need to manually select win media player everytime i want to watch it?

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    For some reason I think a DAT file is an mpeg just with a different extension. I might be wrong.
     
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    It sounds like it's a VCD. Check out dvdrhelp.com. There should be a conversion guide to help you out.

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    got it! thanks for your help. in case anyone was wondering, you can convert by opening the DAT file with winmedia player and saving it as an mpeg. just type in filename.mpg since there arent any 'file save as' options.
     
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    I bet changing the extension to .mpg manually would do the same thing.
     
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    Large DAT files could possibly be VCD files which are nothing more MPEG1
    However if you want to reburn it, you'll have to convert it to MPEG1 again.
    Sounds stupid I know, but I've taken DAT files, renamed them MPG and tried to burn it and everything tries to pad it and ends up making it too big. And running the dat named mpg through TMPGEnc usually gives me errors. However using VCDGear on the dat to do dat->mpeg and then use TMPGEnc works just fine.
     

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