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southern_starnz
08-11-2005, 06:31 AM
Hi everyone

I just would like to know how to convert .dat files to either mpg or wmv, is there a program i need to use?

thanks in advance

xoas
08-11-2005, 08:40 AM
If this is an audio vcd file with a .dat format then dBpowerAMP Music Converter (dMC) might be able to help you convert this. To do this, download and install dMC (if you do not already have it) and download and install the vcd codec from Codec Central (tab at top of page).

If this .dat file has video content, please be advised thar dMC (and the other dBpowerAMP programs) do not handle video content. If you know these to be video files you will need a program designed to work with video programs. A little browsing found one such program, Advanced X Video Converter, with a link here:
http://www.aoamedia.com/Convert_DAT_to_WMV.htm
I have no knowledge of or experience with this program, so I cannot vouch for it one way or the other. I am not sure about other video programs.

There is a link in this forum regarding a program called VirtualDub which can handle video conversion although I again have no knowledge or personal experience with this program either. For more information about VirtualDub, you might want to check out their webpage here:
http://www.virtualdub.org/

If you only want to get the audio from these files (and if the VCD codec does not work, we do have a posting on how to use VirtualDub to help achieve this here:
http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=21

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Bill