How to Convert DAT to MKV Easy & Fast?

This post talks about VCD .dat video files specifically and gives a simple way to convert DAT to MKV with a powerful DAT video converter below. Get the converter in advance:

Michelle Michelle | Updated on Jul 13, 2023

About DAT File

There are different types of DAT files. What this article focuses on are the .dat files from VCDs (Video CD).

When you open a VCD on your PC, you will see an MPEGAV directory in which the AVSEQnn.DAT file is saved. The DAT file is actually an MPEG audio and video data file. Yet, unlike other regular videos, DAT files cannot be played on many devices and players, including iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, iTunes, iMovie, QuickTime, and Windows Media Player. Thus, it’s wise to convert the DAT files to a common video format like MKV, MP4, AVI, or MPG for better playback on devices.

The next part gives a fast solution to convert DAT to MKV with a professional DAT file converter. Read on for more details.

Easiest Way to Convert DAT to MKV, MP4, AVI…

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is the recommended DAT file converter that can help you convert a single or an entire batch of DAT files to MKV at once. It also helps to convert DAT to MP4, AVI, MPG, MP3, and other 500+ formats easily. Free download Free download the DAT converter and follow the instructions below.

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Step 1. Import DAT File(s)

Launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the Converter. Next, click + Add Files or Add Video Folder to import the DAT file(s) into the program. You can also drag and drop the DAT video(s) into the converter directly.

Tips: If you have multiple DAT files, you can add them all to the converter for later batch conversion.

DAT to MKV Converter

Step 2. Choose Output Format

On the right side of the main workspace, click the format image to open the output format library. Then go to the Video section and select MKV as the output format. If you have a different idea, you can choose other profiles you want.

DAT File to MKV

Step 3. Start Conversion

Click the ▼ button to choose an output folder or leave it as default. Finally, hit Run to start the conversion. It should take anywhere between several seconds to a few minutes depending on the size of the DAT file(s).

Tips: Before conversion, you can also go to the Parameter settings to change video resolution, alter bitrate, and tweak other parameters freely. The buttons below the video profile also allow you to trim, crop, watermark, and add filters to your video.

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Start Conversion

More Features of HD Video Converter

1. Convert all mainstream audio & video formats;

2. Batch compress large video/audio files;

3. Download SD/HD/4K/8K videos from YouTube;

4. Cut, join, rotate, crop, add filters to videos;

5. Record online meetings and gameplay with audio.


That’s the whole process of how to convert DAT to MKV. Follow these steps and you will be able to convert VCD DAT files to other digital formats with ease. Hope this article could be helpful to you. If you have any questions during your conversion process, you  can DM me on Twitter. I’ll do my best to help. Thanks for reading.

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