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I need a software to cut a .dat file at specific locations and with the cut portions create a music VCD . Anybody can direct me to a related link? any help appreciated. asif
-- asif m (email@example.com), June 02, 2002
VCDEasy or VCDGear for re-creating an *.mpg file from *.dat, and TMPGenc for cutting/joining.
-- Mehmet Tekdemir (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 03, 2002.
I think if you simply rename the .dat-file to .mpg (by locating it under dos or in dosprmpt and rename it with " ren xxx.dat xxx.mpg " ) you can handle the file like any other .mpg .... .dat is nothing but and mpg with extra information added to fullfill the vcd-standard.
If you donīt like this method or get problems with it it is possilble to extract the .mpg-sequence from the .dat-structure with a nice program called "VCD-Gear" ...i think 2.0 or 3.0 ...i donīt know the actual version but you can download this program at many places on the net.
you can work comfortable with mpg-files if you use adobe premiere or small tools like virtual dub which is very good and split mpegīs easily. But i would at first try just to renam e the file... =)
hope it helps a bit...
-- Mito (email@example.com), June 03, 2002.
I have got a bigger question. I want to make a music video CD with multiple tracks.So I have around 11 .dat files in the MPEGAV folder and the proper track information in the other folders.Is there any software which will do this for me..take only the 11 .dat files and create the complete structured VCD(...11 dat files in MPREGAV and other information in the other foldres..CDI ,CDA etc..)
-- asif m (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 04, 2002.
Simply include the *.dat files in the layout in a VCD project in Nero and away u go. I get it u took these *.dat files from other VCDs. A critical thing here is those *.dat files have to be absolutely uncorrupted, i.e., the level of error correction on VCDs is not as strong, so to say, as that on a conventional ISO9660 CD-ROM so all of the glitches resulting from scratches and all as you were lifting the *.dat from the original VCD may make that stream loose headers, etc, not evident on playing back that lifted file on the PC with media player but on recording it with Nero if there is sufficient corruption the whole VCD-creation process just hangs. To get around this, VCDGear becomes absolutely essential. Alternatively, you feed the *.dat file to TMPGenc to recreate a guaranteed glitch-free MPEG-1 VCD stream.
-- Mehmet Tekdemir (email@example.com), June 04, 2002.
I AM HAVING DAT FILE WHICH IS IN NON-CONDITIONAL FORMAT . WHEN I AM USING THE NERO VCD PROCESS IT IS NOT ABLE TO CONVERT IT IN TO CONDITIONAL FORMAT . IS THERE ANY WAY CAN I CONVERT THE DAT FILE WHICH I AM HAVING TO CONDITIONAL FORMAT . SO THAT I CAN GET A CONDITIONAL VCD.
-- sameer v (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 24, 2003.