dat to avi

i have a dat file (video cd format). i need to convert it to avi file. how can i do it.
thanks
Sankar030999Asked:
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arnondCommented:
take a look at:
http://video-tools.tripod.com/

They have a tool that will convert .dat files to mpeg's.

Arnon David.
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IthurielCommented:
hmm, if you want avi, try adobe premiere.  it converts just about any movie file to any movie file.
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Sankar030999Author Commented:
regarding arnond's comment, i visited the site and found a pgm "vcdgeargui". but there seems some probs with the zip file and i'm unable to download it fully.
and ithuriel, u cant open a dat file in premiere. i need to convert a dat file to avi.
can u suggest me something else...
thanks
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jay00Commented:
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IthurielCommented:
sorry shankar, I thought premiere is the "omnipotent" package for clip editing, but try this, do you have premiere already?  then try to search for plug ins that would allow opening dat files in premiere.
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Sankar030999Author Commented:
Adjusted points to 100
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Sankar030999Author Commented:
thanks jay. i used the s/w webflixpro to convert dat to mpg. i still havent downloaded the other one.
thanks for the help.
can u also tell me how to convert the avi back to dat.
i've increased the pts to 100.
thanks.
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Sankar030999Author Commented:
i downloaded the s/w mpg2avi from the second link. but it says that the audio stream from the mpg file will be ignored. is there any other s/w
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boom23Commented:
To convert avi back to dat, first you'll have to convert avi to mpeg then you'll have to use software like ez cd-creator 4 to dat files (VCD format). If your not playing your movies on vcd players, theres no point of converting mpeg files to dat files. And for your mpg2avi, i've tried it and it worked perfect but it took me quite a few goes to figure it out how to work it. Download the gui on that page that jay posted.
http://perso.libertysurf.fr/forge1/dl/gui.zip The link was missing that 1 after forge. I'm pretty sure it will work for you but you just have to play with it more. good luck.
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ricksonCommented:
I have got the utility would you like me to send it for u?IT's VCD GEAR
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boom23Commented:
arhhh.. why did you lock up this question? here read this sankar http://www.dvdutils.com/rh_dat2vcd.htm
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thug420Commented:
buddy ... seems like no one helped you till now. here is what am going to suggest you, and it will definetly help you. ofcourse thatswhat am doing everyday.

try -> River Past Video Cleaner.

if you need registration details for this software, do lemme know.

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