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How to Convert DAT to MP4

Catrina Jones
Catrina Jones

Catrina Jones is a qualified editor of this website aimed at multimedia software. She is a regular contributor of product tutorials, reviews as well as tips and tricks, helping all users edit, download or create enjoyable videos.

Received a .dat video and you don't know what exactly a .dat file is and how to open it? I've seen many friends and family members encountered this problem before. When you double click a .dat video file, Windows will ask you to select a program to open the file. If you don't know which program will be appropriate to open such a file, then you won't be able to read it.


As I see it, the best way to make DAT video files to be played on various players is to convert DAT to MP4 which is a video format compatible with most devices and players like iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox, iMovie, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, etc. In this article, I'll show you how to convert DAT to MP4 with the help of DAT Video Converter.

Understand About .DAT Files

VOB is a container format in DVD-Video media which is developed by DVD Forum. VOB can contain digital video, digital audio, subtitles, DVD menus and navigation contents multiplexed together into a stream form.


Files with .dat extension may contain many types of data, such as program data, text data, game data, image or attachments used in email. When it comes to a DAT video, it is a file extension that's mostly found on video CD. It is usually used to store MPEG-1 encoded video on VCD. This kind of video file is not compatible with most devices and players. So what are the common examples of DAT files?

  • VCD files (the files on a video CD) are named with .dat extension. If the .dat files are copied from VCD to a computer disk, then the computer would not know how to open the .dat file when you double clicking it.

  • Sometimes, email programs like MS Outlook will rename the attachments with .dat extension.

How to Convert DAT File to MP4

Video Converter Ultimate has all the capabilities needed to accomplish the task of converting DAT video to MP4. Apart from MP4 video format, you can use it to convert DAT video to other formats including AVK, DivX, WMV, FLV, etc. After converting the DAT to MP4, you are able to edit DAT video in iMovie or Windows Movie Maker easily. Apart from video conversion, this program enables you to adjust output parameters including video codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, channels, etc.

Video Converter Ultimate – Your Premier DAT Video Converter

If you want to play DAT videos anywhere without any hassle, you'd better turn to this Video Converter Ultimate, which is a professional DAT Video Converter.

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Step 1. Install and run DAT Video Converter

You can free download the program by simply clicking on the link and save the file on the computer hard disk, then double click the Video Converter Ultimate .exe file to install the program. After that, launch the program by double-clicking on the program icon.

Step 2. Load the DAT Video File

Click on "Add File" button to browse and choose the DAT video you want to convert to MP4.

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Step 3. Choose MP4 as Output Format

Click on "Output Format" > "Format" > "Video" and select MP4 as the output format. You can also choose a preset output format for specific devices/models such as iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, PSP, PS3, Xbox, Archos, Roku etc.

Convert DAT to MP4

Step 4. Convert DAT to MP4

After selecting the output format, simply click on the "Convert" button in the bottom right corner to start the DAT to MP4 conversion.

Convert DAT to MP4

I hope this article on how to convert DAT to MP4 is useful to you. If you have any questions about this topic, feel free to ask us through comments section. Please feel free to share this tutorial if you think it is helpful!


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