View Full Version : How to burn .dat files? (VCD)

02-24-2005, 05:27 PM
I've downloaded these .dat files are they're supposed to be VCD files.. CD 1 has multiple files and CD2 has one file.. how do I burn these files?

02-24-2005, 05:30 PM


02-24-2005, 05:59 PM
Ermm.. the first guide I had read already and the second one doesn't help at all because I downloaded this vcd and CD 1 and 2 have AVSEQ files in it. So I don't know what to do.

02-24-2005, 06:08 PM
try renaming them .mpg and then burn then as a VideoCD or as data if your DVD player supports that format.

when you burn VCD's the data gets written as .dat files on the CD, someone just copied them from a VCD without renaming them mpg

02-24-2005, 11:13 PM
Yeah but there are multiple files for CD1, approximately 6. and I don't think I should change them all of to mpeg.

02-24-2005, 11:26 PM
well if theyre from a VCD then theyre MPEG-1 (mpg)
if theyre from a SVCD then theyre MPEG-2 (m2v)
try it and see if they play in WMP or whatever you use, you can always rename them back to dat before you delete them :p

02-24-2005, 11:29 PM
well, I'm trying to burn those files onto a CD to make it a VCD and I have no idea how to burn CD 1.. and where would I put the avseQ01.at for CD 2? in the mpegav folder?

02-27-2005, 06:58 PM
Blah.. No one knows?

02-27-2005, 07:08 PM
yeah, i already told ya
try renaming them .mpg and then burn then as a VideoCD
rename the DAT files MPG, then when you use nero select format>other>VideoCD
forget the other files that aren't dat files, they will be created when nero burns