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Converting .DAT to a DVD format

By witchypoo
Apr 26, 2006
  1. I was just wondering if there is a program that can convert .DAT files to dvd format that is free. I have this movie but it is in dat and I wanted to burn it to a DVD but I think I have to convert it first so that I wen I burn it, it will paly on the dvd player.
     
  2. connerwayne

    connerwayne TS Rookie Posts: 46

  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    ultra iso will extract the mpg file out there's not converting done
     
  4. witchypoo

    witchypoo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    So If I use Ultra ISO I could get my DAT file to become a DVD format?
     
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    no the format for dvd is vob
    you need to get the mpg file out and then re-author the mpg for dvd format
    thats how I do it
    I have never played with trying to burn to dvd any other way
    I use mainconcept to edit, ultra iso for extractions ,dvdlab pro to re-author
    make menu's,then I burn with any free burner like dvd shrink
    I would start with the dat file try to get the mpg out of it then work your way up
    some peep's like movie factory some like nero they both will do authoring for dvd's
     
  6. witchypoo

    witchypoo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Thanks

    Does anyone know any good freeware CD/DVD burning software? I've tried CD Burner XP Pro, but it doesn't work for me. Know any others?
     
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    burn
    see if dvd shrink is still available I think thats free to
     
  8. witchypoo

    witchypoo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    I was wondering, is it possible to reformat a cd-r so that it could be burned on again? I've read somewhere that you could use DirectCD to do it but I'm not sure.
     
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

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