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How to Convert DAT to MP4 and Other Formats

Edited by Pat Bitton

September 17, 2019

Have you been sent a video file in the DAT format that you can’t open? Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think! All you need is the right app open it or a video converter to transcode to another format. But first – what’s a DAT file?

DAT is a format used for storing data created from MPEG files using a VCD-authoring tool. DAT files can be played by Windows Media Player, Real Player, and a number of other players.

Here are some problems you can solve by converting DAT to another format:

Can’t open a DAT file?

Most likely, your media player doesn’t support this format. Convert the file to a more widespread format with a DAT files converter.

Your device doesn’t support DAT files?

The easiest way to solve this problem is to change these files to the MP4 format with a converter app. MP4 is a truly universal format that will most likely be compatible with your device.

Your VCDs take up too much space?

Use Movavi Video Converter to transfer discs to video files. Get rid of your old VCDs and watch your favorite films in any suitable format!

If you want to convert DAT to a more accessible format so you can play your file on an iOS or Android device or transfer it to DVD, try Movavi Video Converter. This fast and easy-to-use software supports all popular video, audio, and image formats, including AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, MPEG, MP3, FLAC, JPEG, PNG – the list goes on. In this example, we will convert DAT to MP4.

Just download the Windows or Mac version of the program and follow the four simple steps below to convert DAT files to MP4 or any other format.

Run the Movavi DAT Converter

Open the setup file and install the converter following the on-screen instructions.

Add the DAT Files

In the program window, click Add Media > Add Video and select the DAT files that you want to convert.

Select the Output Format

Choose the desired output video format (in this case it’s MP4) in the presets ribbon menu.

Start DAT-to-MP4 Conversion

Click the Save to button to specify the folder in which the processed files should be saved. Finally, hit Convert.

That’s all there is to it.


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