When you open a Video CD on your computer, you’ll see an AVSEQ.DAT file inside the VCD structure folder. That DAT file contains the video and audio data of the VCD. Yet, you may fail to play the DAT file since it is not compatible with most mainstream media players and devices. To enable VCD DAT playback on wider platforms, it’s wise to convert DAT to a common digital format first. The good thing is, you don’t need a particular Video CD converter to help rip it. A simple video converter will do just fine. In the next part, I will show you how to convert DAT to MPEG, a popular format supported by nearly all devices, with a handy DAT converter. Keep reading.
WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is the easy DAT file converter we’d be using to convert DAT to MPG/MPEG. It allows simple and fast conversion between the two formats and supports multi-threading with its batch mode. Besides converting DAT to MPEG, this converter also enables you to convert DAT to MPEG-4 MP4, MKV, AVI, MP3, and so forth. You are also allowed to edit, merge and compress files before conversion.
Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro. You’ll see five modules on the home interface (Converter, Downloader, Recorder, GIF Maker and Toolbox). Enter the Converter module and click the center + button to load your DAT files into the program. You can also drag and drop the DAT video into the conversion list directly.
Click the right-side format image to open the output format library. Head over to the Video section and select MPG from the profiles displayed below. You can also pick other formats like MP4, MKV, and so forth if you have different ideas.
Tips. After selecting the output format, you can go to Parameter settings to change video parameters. Tips. E.g. You can change the video codec, resolution, bitrate, volume, etc.
Click the bottom triangle button to set a folder for your output file or leave it as default. Finally, click Run to start the conversion.
Tips. The DAT video is an MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video stream. Therefore, if you convert DAT files to MPEG, you’ll get MPEG video without losing any quality.
That’s the whole process of converting DAT files to MPEG in the easiest way. Hope you’ll find this article helpful. Thanks for reading.