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Thread: How Convert A Dat-file To Avi-format?

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    Hi friends

    I have an almost completely downloaded movie (a DAT-file) that I would like to convert to AVI-format (because I have given up hope to ever get those few remain megabytes). The original movie is in AVI-format.

    Can someone tell me how to do this, if it is possible?

    PS. I'm running Win XP.
    PPS. I know that I can see the movie with VideoLan or AVI-preview, but I still would like to have it in AVI-format.

    Thanks in advance
    /Hammond

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    just rename it, right click the file and rename it to moviename.avi

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    another option that worked for me was to simply right click, select open with, then chose program, and select whatever viewer you are using (winamp, ms media, etc.). however this will change all your DAT files so that they will have that icon from there on out.
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    Thank You Musleman and b4icu!

    I went for Musleman's suggestion. But I had to change my folder settings in the Control panel first (uncheck Hide file-extensions for known filetypes). Before I unchecked that my file would end up having the name moviename.avi.dat.

    /Hammond

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    lol thx for letting me know i will add that in for those who don't know

    good luck boss

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    i would like 2 ask hammond if ur .DAT file which u renamed to .AVI opens in windows media player?

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    if its avi file yes it will.

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    isnt there some issue about the index or something?while playin those files in windows media player ,i always get the error message "the pins are not connected"

    if we can just rename .dat files to .avi then why do we need AVI Preview?

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    Originally posted by boogeyman@2 March 2004 - 19:58


    if we can just rename .dat files to .avi then why do we need AVI Preview?
    So that you can preview the files without renaming the dat-files.(in my opinion much easyer than renaming the dat-file.
    But hey,nobody is forcing you to use the avi-preview right? B)

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    but what about my error message?

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