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Best DAT File Converter for Windows 10 to Transfer VCD .DAT Video to MP4, AVI etc.

Free download this Windows 10 DAT file converter to convert .DAT video from VCD MPEGAV directory to MP4, AVI, MPEG, DVD, MP3 or other formats.

Note: The DAT converter shared here is only suitable for converting DAT video file, but not for .dat text file.

1. I decoded a set of .rar volumes for a movie with WinRAR, which produced a large file of .DAT format. I never seen this type of video file and do not know how to view it. Can someone tell how to convert it to an ordinary video format like MPG, or WMV? Thanks for your attention.

2. 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 converter so I can convert to .avi? Yip, I did a Google search, but the question is, which is a good one without spyware/popup or alike attachment? Cheers

DAT video file, usually stored in VCD/MPEGAV, is a video standard data file created from MPEG-1 file by VCD authoring tool. For Windows users, DAT file can be played by first-party Windows Media Player or notable KMPlayer, RealPlayer, MPlayer and 5KPlayer. Changing file extension from .DAT to .mpg also has it accepted by more media players. But if you want to convert DAT to other media formats, watch DAT on iOS/Android mobile devices, or transfer DAT to DVD, a handy DAT file converter helps a lot.

Many free video converters support transforming DAT to general video/audio formats, for example WinX Free Video Converter. There're also programs focusing on extracting all VCD data, like VCDGear. But they generally have different limits in conversion features, performance and OS compatibility.

DAT Video File Converter

Best VCD DAT File Converter for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe - 370+ built-in video & audio codecs make it easier to convert DAT video to MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, WebM, DVD (NTSC/PAL) video formats, as well as MP3, AAC, iPhone ringtone, WAV and more audio forms.

By making full use of multiple CPU cores, Intel QSV and CUDA/NVENC GPU transcoding tech, this DAT video converter specialist delivers much faster conversion speed than general ones, up to 83x real time. (100% clean and safe. And Mac version is also available for macOS Sierra or lower.)

We haven't come across any issues during our tests. The image and sound are kept at a very good quality in the output videos. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is an excellent tool for encoding clips and we highly recommend it to all user levels. - Elena Opris (Softpedia review)

How to Convert DAT Video File on Windows (10)?

Input video CD into computer disk drive and open it, several folders named CDI, EXT, MPEGAV, PICTURES, SEGMENT and VCD will show up. In the MEPGAV path, you'll see the AVSEQXX.DAT or MusicXX.DAT file(s), which contains all the CD's raw video and audio data.

Step 1. Free download WinX DAT File Converter on Windows (10) PC, and then double click the .exe package to complete the setup by following the wizard.

Best DAT File Converter for Windows 10

Step 2. Launch the (DAT) converter and click "+ Video" to open one or multiple DAT files in VCD storage.

Step 3. When the loading is finished in a flash, an Output Profile dialog turns up, where nearly all prevalent media formats, mobile phones, tablets and gaming consoles can be found. Just choose the most proper one and confirm it by clicking "OK".

Step 4. Click "Browse" in the bottom interface to define the output saving path according to your habit. And then tap "RUN" to get the DAT file converter work.

What this VCD DAT converter can also do:
● When batch converting DAT files, it's possible to merge output videos into a single one.
● Edit the output video/audio parameters to cater for more advanced requirements.
Add SRT subtitles into the video content. Crop & Trim video clip.

VCD, compressed by MPEG-1 codec, can maintain 60-minute movie video at most. And DVD (with MPEG-2 codec), as its premium digital video holder, is able to hold content of 2 hours with much higher video quality. If you need to rip your diligently collected DVDs, even the copy protected ones to digital file, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the strongest performer. Free download it into your computer against a rainy day before you let it slip.

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