Is a .DAT file actually a MPEG file ? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I am a novice...please help me to make a VCD from MPEG files. I wonder what is a DAT file. Is it really a MPEG file? How a MPEG file can be converted into .DAT file. I have a HP 8200 CD Writer and I use the ADAPTEC Software coming along with it. I did not see any option in it leading to making VCDs. When I explored VCDs, I used to see several folders apart from the MPGAV folder. How are they created? Or will the VCD Creating software itself will do the job? WHICH IS THE FREEWARE THAT I CAN MAKE A VCD OUT OF MPEG FILES, so that I can play it on my JVC VCD player ? Please guide me.

-- Adv. Ranjith Xavier (, May 25, 2001


Yes and no, but you can see .dat file like some .mpg in windows media player. To use some .dat file like .mpg you have to convert .dat => .mpg ( with vcdgear for example) bye

-- lvcd webmaster (, May 29, 2001.

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