Conversion of a video file.

  Demora 22:42 09 Nov 2008

I have a file on a cd which is a video but Windows is telling me its a .dat file. I need to convert/shrink this file so I can upload it. Super is my normal method of conversion but that programme is telling me the file is a streamin or corrupt file.

Any ideas as I'd like to change it to a .wmv



  MAJ 23:27 09 Nov 2008

Sounds like you have a VCD, Demora. Explore the CD using Windows Explorer, you should see a number of folders, one named "MPEGAV", open that folder and you'll see the DAT file, usually named something like "AVSEQ01.DAT". Copy that file to your desktop and rename the extension to .wmv, it should then open in WMP. You'll get a few warnings about changing the extension etc. but just click through those and answer Yes if WMP complains about playing it.

  Demora 00:56 10 Nov 2008

Thanks for that MAJ. I gave the 'rename' a go. BUT I still need to convert this file somehow so as my daughter can upload it to her facebook. Its a home done cartoon from somewhere. Not anything copyright.


  MAJ 01:17 10 Nov 2008

If it's less than a minute long/ Demora try this trial click here

  Terminus90 03:03 17 Nov 2008

the free version of Prism click here converts .dat files to whatever you want

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