dat to mpeg - doesn't work. Help!

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I made a VCD using WinOnCD 3.7. I copied the dat file to my hard drive. Using Media Player 7.0, I tried to run the dat file. It didn't work. I converted it to an MPEG using VCDGearGUI, but the MPEG wouldn't play. I even tried renaming the dat file to an mpg extension, but it wouldn't player then either.

Any ideas of why this aint working?

-- Thumper Strauss (ThumperStrauss@hotmail.com), January 10, 2001


Download the dat2mpg command line utility from:


I've used it with no problem. Just tun it in a DOS box as in:

dat2mpg myfile.dat newfile.mpg

Oh wow! I just noticed it has a Linux MPG and VCD player listed there.

-- me (snake_mountain@hotmail.com), January 11, 2001.

the DAT file is already in MPEG form. Try renaming the extention so it reads .mpg instead of .dat

-- Brian (redb24x@hotmail.com), November 28, 2001.

dear sir Hi, i want one program that i can change the dat file to mpeg ok? and i dont have any program or soft ware that can doing this work if you have plz send to this mail thanks

-- faraz haghighat jou (fhjoo2002@yahoo.com), December 31, 2002.

Find a utility named 'VCDgear' Hey presto works everytime

-- phil mose (phil@michaelsheridan.com), January 06, 2003.

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