How to run the VCD with *.dat files : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

The VCD which I brought from India has *.dat files. I would like to know how to get started and if there is any programs that can directly run these files. Thanks

-- Yasir Abdul Quadir (, August 05, 1999


Use ActiveMovie in Windows 95/98 or for better compatibility. Buy Xing MPEGPlayer or Cyberlink PowerDVD. Instructions for each can be found in the help files. My rec. Get PowerDVD if you have an MMX enhanced processor as it is the best player thus far. Simply insert the movie and press the play button on the software.

-- The Lone Ranger (, August 05, 1999.

Does't Quicktime 4 also plays this .dat file ?.

-- Kiam Oey (, August 05, 1999.

Quicktime 4.0 chokes on certain MPEG *.dat streams. It is better to get a real Video CD Player program. Saves on the headaches and having to ask a million questions.

-- The Lone Ranger (, August 05, 1999.

In addition to the suggestion of using Quicktime 4.0:

It will work for Mac users but Windows 95/98 users can not use it.

-- The Lone Ranger (, August 06, 1999.

I have to say that Power DVD is cack. The best thing to use to play Video CD's is WinDVD or Software Cinemaster.

-- Craig Wilkinson (, August 09, 1999.

I found that media player for win98 can play dat files. Simply go to file-open and then browes the cd for the dat file to play (usualy in the mpeg folder) simple and easy.

-- Toxic Waste (, January 05, 2001.

I have had no problems playing VideoCD's on a Mac with quicktime 4.0 and up until recently. I have aquired a few and burned htem to CD from .bin/.cue files and they do nothign but crash my computer.

Typically these VCD's have a MUSIC01.DAT file instead of the normal (by by standards anyway) AVSEQ01.dat file. Can someone tell me what the difference is in these files? I haven;t taken the time to open them both in a hex editor and do any looking around, but I cannot seem to play them on Windows machines either using Windows Media Player or various VCD/DVD software for Windows...

Any ideas would be appreciated and preferrably by email as I don;t check this site too often yet....


-- Krak (, February 01, 2001.

I found that the new version of media player can play the dat file. and also the VCD player

-- yasser hamdy (, May 12, 2001.

i want to crak folder

-- subash raja (, July 13, 2003.

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