There are 14 other file types using
the DAT file extension!

dat file icon.dat - Program data [common]

dat file icon.dat - Video CD MPEG movie MPEG1 [common]

dat file icon.dat - Game data [common]

dat file icon.dat - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache

dat file icon.dat - SPOT image format

dat file icon.dat - Unreal Tournament data

dat file icon.dat - Nero BackItUp drive image file

dat file icon.dat - Shareaza thumbnail

dat file icon.dat - Thumbnail cache file

dat file icon.dat - SWAT database file

dat file icon.dat - Tecplot ASCII data file

dat file icon.dat - Barudan Embroidery format

dat file icon.dat - Bitcoin wallet file

dat file icon.dat - Prince of Persia game data

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DAT file extension - Sony Digital Audio Tape

What is dat file? How to open dat files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

The DAT file extension is also used for files that contain Digital Audio Tape data.

Digital Audio Tape (DAT or R-DAT) is a signal recording and playback medium developed by Sony in the mid 1980s. In appearance it is similar to a compact audio cassette, using 4 mm magnetic tape enclosed in a protective shell, but is roughly half the size at 73 mm × 54 mm × 10.5 mm. As the name suggests, the recording is digital rather than analog.

DAT format has the ability to record at higher, equal or lower sampling rates than a CD (48, 44.1 or 32 kHz sampling rate respectively) at 16 bits quantization. If a digital source is copied then a .dat file  will produce an exact clone, unlike other digital media such as Digital Compact Cassette or non-Hi-MD MiniDisc, both of which use lossy data compression.

Help how to open DAT files:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to open this sound file type.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to open audio files

How to convert file with extension DAT:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this sound file type.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert audio files

Related links:

Digital Audio Tape entry at Wikipedia website

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