hi can anyone help i have a video cd disc which i would like to get some copies of the photos from but the format seams to be .dat i have tried all sorts of conversion programs but none that can open the files thanks chippy
hi tony the files on the .dat are cdi, ext, mpegav, segment,and vcd i can open the file with showtime but i cant open an individual segment allthough all segments are shown i am tryin to get them into jpegs so that i can copy the photographs chippy thanks again
The only program that seems to be able to read this is Ulead Video Studio (I'm sure there are others - it's just the only one on my PC's).
The good news is that there is a free download trial version at click here Open the file in this program and use the option to "Save as a still image" - the quality is not brilliant but not bad either.
Or you could opt for my preferred option - I simply write ALL my stills to DVD with a bit of "elevator music" to remove the silence.
Works well and if photos are for sharing - TV is for group watching ... link them together and it works quite well.
last night while talking to a friend that you can simply change the file extension to .mpg and treat it as an mpeg video - never tried this but it might be worth a try - you can always rename it to .dat if it doesn't work.
hi thanks fo all the replies the only one that lets me see the files is changing the file to mpeg but when i burn them with the new name the files revert back to .bak thanks for all the help received chippy
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