How to Convert DAT to MP4 [12 Best Ways]
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How to use the Movavi DAT file converter
Step 1. Run the Movavi DAT converter
Open the setup file and install the converter following the on-screen instructions.
Step 2. Add the DAT files
In the program window, click Add Media then – Add Video and select the DAT files that you want to convert.
Step 3. Select the output format
Choose the desired output video format (in this case it’s MP4) in the presets ribbon menu.
Step 4. 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.
How to convert DAT files to MP4 for free
How to use a DAT to MP4 converter online
What is a DAT file?
Frequently asked questions
▶️ What is a .dat file?
A DAT extension or .dat file is a type of DATa file that contains information specific to the application where the file originated. DAT file formats can contain literally anything – text, videos, images, etc. – and they can originate from a variety of programs.
▶️ How do I open the .dat file?
To open DAT files, it’s best to identify the origin program for the file. If this isn’t possible, try to identify what type of file it is – text, video, image, etc.
From there, you can use a DAT file converter to change the file to a viewable format. Or, if the DAT file is text-based, you can use a DAT file reader to read a .dat file and possibly decipher the origin program of the file.
▶️ Is there a DAT-to-MP4 converter online for 500 MB files?
Yes, the Online Video Converter by 123apps will convert files up to 4 GB and the Apowersoft Free Online Video Converter has no file size limit.
▶️ How do I convert a DAT file to MP4 in Windows 10?
The programs listed above work as a DAT-to-MP4 converter for Windows 10. Read the summaries of their features and file size limits, choose the one that works best for your needs, and follow the instructions.
▶️ How do I convert a DAT file to MP4 using Windows Media Player?
It’s not possible to convert a DAT file to MP4 using Windows Media Player. Instead, review our list of DAT-to-MP4 converters above and use one of these programs to convert your file.
▶️ How do I open a .dat file on a Mac?
Opening a DAT file on Mac is similar to opening a DAT file on Windows. You’ll need to try to identify the origin program where the file came from.
If you think it’s a text file, use TextEdit on Mac instead of Notepad, and you should be able to identify the origin program from the text.
If the file is a video file, most of the conversion programs above are compatible with Mac. Simply convert the file to MP4 and use your video player to view the video.
▶️ How do I open a .dat file on an iPhone?
Again, opening a DAT file extension is always contingent on the origin program. However, there are some limitations on an iPhone, and you may need to download an app in order to open the file.
TNEF’s Enough is popular for opening Outlook attachments with .dat file extensions, and you may be able to read a .dat text file through the iPhone’s TextEdit app.
For video files, you may need to use your Mac or PC to convert the file first and then download them to the phone.
▶️ How do I open a .dat file on Android?
If you receive an email with a .dat file, you can use a .dat file reader for Android like the Winmail.DAT Opener app.
However, for video files, you’ll need to use your PC to convert the file first and then download it to your phone. Many of the programs listed above have settings that work well as a DAT file to MP4 converter for Android.
▶️ How do I convert a DAT file to a video?
DAT files come from their origin program. If the file isn’t a video file already, then it isn’t possible to convert it to a video.
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