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How do I open a .DAT file?

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by TMH89, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. TMH89

    TMH89 Member

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    How do i open a .DAT file? The file is a film.
     
  2. kcc76

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    what does it actually say when you try to open it
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    You open it with a dvd player like PowerDVD or WinDVD

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    A similar thing happened to me (see http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/89911).
    I noticed that if the .dat comes from a DVD I can even edit it, but if it comes from a SVCD I can only see it (e.g. with the last version of Windows Media Player) and I cannot load it, e.g. with TMPGenc or Virtualdub even if I have the last version available.
    Just 'associate' .DAT-->WMP.

    I'm still waiting for an answer, because I have a NTSC SVCD and I would like to add subtitles and to convert it to PAL.
     
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  5. coolh2o

    coolh2o Guest

    hey ,
    you can open it with [bold] Windows Media Player [/bold]in a very easy way and without needing a DVD player or somthing like that .
    just open with ... Windows Media Player
     
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    How do i open a .DAT file? How do you open any file: Answer double click on the file or right click on the file and choose open with and choose your player now if the dat file is a mpeg2 you might have to open it with powerdvd or something like that but if its a mpeg1 it should be easily playable in windows media player
     

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