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Guide: How to Convert DAT to MP4 with Simple Steps

Author by Vita

Jan 23, 2018

When it comes to the DAT file, you’ve probably seen plenty of such files but never pay attention to them. Generally, files with the .dat extension can be various types of data files, such as program data, video game data, Internet Explorer cache, database file, email attachment file and so on. This article will mainly discuss DAT video files and provide the easy solution to convert DAT to MP4 for smooth playback with the help of the DAT to MP4 converter:

It's Advisable to Convert DAT to MP4 for Playing DAT Videos

DAT files contain data in text or binary formats, which can be created by various applications and programs. As a video data, DAT video is stored in MPEG-1 movie file format on a VCD (Video CD) optical disk. Due to the particularity of DAT video, only few DAT video players support it or the specific plug-ins are required, let alone play DAT video on portable devices like mobile phone. Inevitably, many people will encounter the following similar problems.

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Q: Error message pops when I try to open a .dat movie with Windows Media Player. The video is from a trusted source. This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. How to play DAT files?

Q: My marriage and some recording videos are in .dat file extension, I want to edit those videos in DAT format and convert them into MP4 to view in my Tablet. But when I try to import one to Windows Movie Maker, it does not recognize the format. Please give me some advices on how to convert DAT file to MP4.

To solve the problems above and play DAT files easily, the most common and effective approach is using a good DAT file converter and converting DAT files to MP4 and other popular formats.

How to Convert DAT to MP4 with Three Steps

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a safe and professional DAT video converter. It supports DAT to 300+ formats batch conversion and helps you to convert other unusual video formats to common video format, such as ARF to MP4, RMVB to MP4, MOD to MP4, WLMP to MP4, etc. With 50 faster video conversion speed, more time can be saved. Besides video conversion, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro provides more functional features, such as video compression, video quality enhancement, video editing, etc.

Let’s follow the step-by-step guide to convert DAT files to MP4 at ease.

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Import DAT files into this program

Before start, please get the DAT file converter free downloadfree download and install it on your Windows PC.

Step 1. Launch the DAT to MP4 converter and import DAT files into it.

To convert DAT to MP4, first simply drag and drop the video file you want to convert into the DAT to MP4 converter. Alternatively, you can also click the “Add Files” button to add the files.

Choose any output format

Step 2. Choose output format as “MP4” to convert DAT to MP4

Click “Output Format” on the right and open output format menu. Hit “Video” and select “MP4” profile, any other output video formats like MKV, AVI, and WMV are available.

Tips: The related parameters of video, such as resolution, encoder, bit rate, frame rate have been customized as smart fit while the DAT file converter allows you to change them if you like. Just go back to the main interface and click “Setting” on the lower right to adjust parameters.

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Start the video conversion

Step 3. Start to Convert DAT files to MP4

Click the big blue “Run” on the lower right to change DAT file to MP4. Soon, the process will be finished and a tip window will pop up, which remind you to open the output folder so you can click “OK” to check the output videos.

It’s the whole process.

Many people also try to convert DAT to MP4 online. Although you can use a DAT to MP4 converter online that claims to convert video DAT file to MP4, due to the maximum upload size limit and few supported video formats, many such web-based converters fail to do this conversion. Network speed and server also restrict you from uploading and downloading the videos. Beyond that, for the sake of your privacy, it’s not recommended to upload private video for conversion. Therefore, offline operation is a more recommended practice for all concerned.

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1. Download videos from YouTube and other main stream websites

2. Convert SD to HD, 4K videos

3. Merge video clips into one

4. Compress videos to smaller size with high quality

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