The Best Way to Convert DAT Video to MP4 Format

[Latest Updated: Nov. 20 2018 by May Watt to Video converting]

Convert DAT to MP4

Learn how to FAST convert VCD DAT videos to MP4 on computer without losing quality.

This article mainly concerns how to FAST convert VCD DAT video to MP4 format with best preserved quality. By assistance of the versatile DAT to MP4 converter software - VideoProc, you can freely convert video from DAT to MP4 format and get enhanced video quality in extraordinarily short time.


Files with .dat extension may contain various types of data, like program data, game data, image or attachments used in email. When coming to a DAT video, it is stored in MPEG-1 movie file on Video CD[1] (abbreviated as VCD) optical disc. As a video format for film distribution, VCD DAT playback is supported by VCD/DVD/Blu-ray player and Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS computers. However, the limited support by mainstream software (Windows Media Player prior to version 9 and QuickTime which can only play DAT video files with plug-ins) makes users to seek for a new way to watch DAT videos, like converting to other formats more compatible with media players, computers and devices.

MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14)[2] is a video container format for audio, video and other data like subtitles, images storage. It may also be referred to as MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) used for high quality videos. Thanks to high compression ratio, MP4 becomes one of the most popular formats natively supported by almost all media software and portable devices. To convert DAT video to MP4, you can not only have DAT files played on your computer/devices, but enjoy the same excellent video quality comparing to original.

Advantages of Converting DAT to MP4

  1. Converting DAT to MP4 with proper parameter settings, you are allowed to play DAT on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Surface Pro, PS3/4, Xbox etc. Since MPEG-4 technology has been developed to provide DVD quality audio and pictures in an extremely small file size, it is ideal for playing on portable MP4 players.
  2. Converting DAT video to MP4 format, much more supported media players and a wider range of video editor software options are available.
  3. After converting DAT to MP4 format, you can easily play VCD DAT videos on Windows 10/8/7 and Mac OS X computers (MP4 format video is friendly to both Windows Media Player and Mac QuickTime Player).

The Fastest DAT to MP4 Converter - VideoProc

Rating: ★★★★★ | OS: Windows & Mac

VideoProc is the highly-recommended video converter softare which is powerful on converting VCD DAT videos to MP4 with an excellent quality for playback on iPhone, iPad, Android etc, uploading to YouTube and the alike, as well as getting better compatibility with video editing software.

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Top 5 Reasons Why VideoProc Is a First-Choice to Convert DAT to MP4

  1. Different from converting online, VideoProc is more secure and stable to convert DAT to MP4 as it doesn't require email to receive converted files.
  2. While converting DAT to MP4 format, it converts DAT video from interlaced to progressive scanning. It will achieve better image quality than original.
  3. First and unique DAT to MP4 converter supports multi-track video, which helps you play and watch MP4 video with the language track you preferred.
  4. It fully supports Multi-core CPU (i3, i5, i7), and armed with Hyper Threading Technology & Hardware Encoder (maximumly accelerating the video conversion speed). That is why this program can be the fastest solution to convert DAT to MP4 in the current market.
  5. Built-in more than 370 video/audio codecs, it supports converting/compressing all 8K/4K/HD videos to MP4 or other formats.
  6. Apart from converting DAT to MP4, it can also convert DAT to portable devices, such as DAT to iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note/S, HTC, Sony Xperia, Windows 10 Mobile, Surface Pro/Book, Apple TV and other fashionable gadgets.

How to Convert DAT to MP4 with Fastest Video Converter

At the beginning, please DOWNLOAD and install this VideoProc on your Windows (10) PC. If you try to convert DAT to MP4 on Mac, please switch to the Mac version.

Step 1: Launch this WinX DAT video converter and hit "+Video" button to import the target VCD DAT video or directly drag and drop the file into the window of the program.

Step 2: Output Profile dialogue pops up once the video is completely loaded. Move to General Profiles category and select MP4 Video (Codec: h264+aac) or MPEG4 Video (Codec: mpeg4+mp3) as output format. Then, click OK.

Step 3: Set destination folder by clicking Browse button and start DAT to MP4 conversion by clicking RUN button.

Convert DAT to MP4

After the conversion process is completed, you can get a MP4 file with vivid images and hi-fi audio converteed from DAT and play it on any device you like.

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Related external sources:

[1] Video CD: Video CD is a home video format and the first format for distributing films on standard 120 mm (4.7 in) optical discs. The format was widely adopted in Southeast Asia instead of the VHS and Betamax systems...

[2] MP4: MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 is a digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio, but it can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images...

About the Author

   May Watt@may_w1209

May Watt is a member of Digiarty. She offers a bunch of tips of how to handle multimedia files (DVD, video files, music etc.) and keeps her focus on tech news about Apple, Google and more.

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