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Dat To Mp3 Conversion


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Hello. I recently went to Laos and Vietnam and purchased what I thought were CD's of music. I am putting together a VideoWave production of our trip but when I attempted to rip these songs from the CD's, I discovered that they were VCDs and not CDs. I am not familiar with VCDs but from what I can tell, the songs are on there and have a *.DAT extensions to them.

 

Is it possible for Roxio to convert them to MP3 or something else that I can then import into my production as music? If not, do you have any suggestions on programs that will? I have searched this on google and have come up with a lot of $30 software packages that will do this but before I buy anything, I wanted to find out if EMC can do this for me.

 

Also, what is the purpose of VCD? I can't even play it in my computer.

 

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Open Roxio Sound Editor (Music-Audio – Edit and Transfer – Edit Audio) and click on Import from CD/DVD and point it to the VCD.

 

Windows Media Player will play any VCD, but you have to point it to the DAT file.

 

CinePlayer will do so with less fuss.

 

Early DVD Players would play them but as DVD became more and more common support for VCD and SVCD was dropped.

 

Let us know how you make out.

 

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Has been awhile, but I think you can change the file extension from .dat to .mpg. Those files are MPEG 1. You can then use Media Manager to extract the audio from the MPEG 1 file.

That is correct, the xxxxx.DAT file is an mpeg1

 

Edit: should specify that it is the xxxx..DAT file that you find in the MPEGAV folder…

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That is correct, the xxxxx.DAT file is an mpeg1

 

Edit: should specify that it is the xxxx..DAT file that you find in the MPEGAV folder…

 

 

This might help...

 

Pay close attention to post # 6 'Go to tools, folder options, view (tab), uncheck hide extensions for known file types.'

 

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=47223

 

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I know a very nice way to convert DAT to MP3 [link removed by Moderator]

 

The guide can also help:

 

Convert DAT to MP4 to play DAT files in iTunes, QuickTime, iPod, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Samsung Galaxy and etc

Convert DAT to WMV to play DAT video in Windows Media Player, Microsoft Surface, Xbox 360 and etcConvert DAT to other video formats like convert DAT to MOV, MPG, MKV, AVI, 3GP, FLV, RM, RMVB, VOB, DV, WebM, ASF and etcConvert DAT to MP3 to play DAT on MP3 player or convert DAT to other audio formats including convert DAT to WMA, AAC, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, MP2, AC3, AU, AIFF and etc.

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