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

empty icon.dat - Program data [common]

empty icon.dat - Game data [common]

empty icon.dat - Sony Digital Audio Tape

dat icon.dat - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache

dat icon.dat - SPOT image format

empty icon.dat - Unreal Tournament game data

dat icon.dat - Nero BackItUp drive image

empty icon.dat - Shareaza thumbnail

empty icon.dat - Thumbnail cache

empty icon.dat - SWAT database

empty icon.dat - Tecplot ASCII data

empty icon.dat - Barudan Embroidery format

empty icon.dat - Bitcoin wallet

empty icon.dat - Prince of Persia game data

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DAT file extension - Video CD MPEG movie MPEG1

What is dat file? How to open dat files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

dat file icon: dat filetype icon

File extension dat has also been in the past related for its use Video MPEG movie file format.

A .dat files are stored on VCD (Video CD) optical disks.

Video is stored in MPEG1 video file format. VCDs were replaced by DVD and Blu-ray digital video formats.

VCDs are playable in most DVD and Blu-ray players as well as by multimedia players in computer.

The default software associated to open dat file:

Cyberlink PowerDVD icon

CyberLink Corp. logoCyberlink PowerDVD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
CyberLink Corp.

PowerDVD is popular commercial multimedia player very often bundled with new computers, laptops, graphic cards and DVD drives. It is also available as stand alone version. PowerDVD supports variety of video and audio formats, such as DVD-video, DVD-audio, VCD, SVCD, AVI, DivX, XviD etc.. PowerDVD provides many settings to specify, such as image ratio, snapshots, audio channel etc.

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Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to playback .dat files.

How to convert:

Various converters are able to transform .dat video files to other video file formats.

Find converter to dat file type:

ai to dat

avi to dat

bup to dat

jpg to dat

pdf to dat

png to dat

txt to dat

File identification strings:

HEX code: 52 49 46 46

List of software applications associated to the .dat file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dat file, edit dat file, convert dat file, view dat file, play dat file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dat files.

Software that open dat file - Video CD MPEG movie MPEG1

Programs supporting the exension dat on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dat file action.

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