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 (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) 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.
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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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.
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:
 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...
 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...
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