Some older MPEG movies were saved as .dat files and these are usually not playable in media players. You need to convert them to something more acceptable, or a format you need for editing purposes - for example TRP format. This conversion is basically transcoding from MPEG-1 to MPEG-2, but the quality of the movie will not improve.
Convert Video CD MPEG movie MPEG1 to MPEG-2 HD video data.
We have found 2 software records in our database eligible for .dat to .trp file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert dat to trp on Windows
Universal All Purpose Free Media, Audio & Video Converter Player Recorder
Convert from dat file format
|Yes, SUPER supports dat file conversion as a source file type.||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Yes, SUPER supports trp file conversion as a target file type.||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned dat to trp. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert dat to trp on OS X
Mac version of popular video conversion software