DAT Video Converter: How to Convert DAT to MP4, WMV, MOV (Quicktime) etc
This article mainly explains how to convert DAT videos to MP4, WMV, MOV(QuickTime) and most other popular, standard video formats on Windows and Mac. And the method is to use a great DAT video converter - Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ). Also, this app provides you with optimized presettings for most applications and devices to let you choose. These output presettings make it fast and easy to solve the media incompatibility issue, so you can play, import, edit DAT videos anywhere, such as iPhone, iPad, iMovie, FCP and so on.
Before doing this, please allow me to explain what is DAT videos first. This will do a great help for you to understand the DAT video conversion described in this article. There are mainly three kinds of files with .dat extention: general data file, the Winmail.dat file used in email, and VCD video files. And the third one is what we are talking about. A DAT video is usually used to store MPEG-1 encoded video stream on VCD or SVCD discs. In most cases, the DAT videos are hard for you to play. So converting DAT to popular, standard video formats is necessary for wide uses. Below is a detailed guide.
1 Import DAT videos to this DAT video converter
Go to "Convert" tab>"Add Files" menu or click the"Add Files" option in this app's left pane to browse your hard disk. And then select the DAT video files you want to import. After that, you can notice these files will be added to the pane of this app immediately.
(Optional) At this time, if you need to join all imported files together into a single file, just enable the "Merge all videos into one file" option at the bottom of the interface.
2 Choose an output format like MP4, WMV, MOV(QuickTime), iMovie etc.
Open this app's output format list by hitting the "Format" icon. And then select any one of video formats or optimized presetting you want. If necessary, you can also change other video parameters like Resolution, Bit Rate, Frame Rate and more. To do these, just hit the "Settings" option on Output Format pane to open its setting window, select the settings as you wish, and then click "Ok" to save them.
3 Start DAT video conversion
Convert DAT files to the format you've selected by pressing the "Convert" button in the lower-right corner of this app's interface. Next, you can see the conversion progress bar in this app's pane, which shows you the remaining time as well. Of course, you can let it run in the background, so that you can do other jobs without being disturbed.
When the conversion is finished, you can access to the output folder of this DAT Video Converter by clicking the appearing the "Open Folder" option. Just enjoy the output files. If you want to play them on some device, an extra step is to transfer the output files to your device.
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