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How to open or play a .dat file with rmp4 (RealTime Mpeg4) format?

I have several .dat file with rmp4, RealTime Mpeg4, format.  I can burn the videos to  DVDs using an external DVD burner.  However, it will be a pain to burn every single .dat file onto a DVD.  So what I want is try to figure a way to open it and play it on the computer directly.  I've tried different media players online, but none of them work.  

Is there any program out there that I can used to play the file, or convert the file?  Thanks.
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shuboarderCommented:
VLC Media player should play these files:

http://www.videolan.org

Or you could try:

http://www.gustosoft.com/divx-player/ace-divx-player.htm
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shuboarderCommented:
For a converter you can use:

AVOne Video Converter 2.67
http://www.download.com/AVOne-Video-Converter/3000-2140_4-10525366.html?tag=lst-0-4
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wilbur88Author Commented:
shuboarder,

I downloaded and installed vlc media player earlier, and it didn't work with the rmp4 file.

I just tried with the ace-divx-player, and it didn't work either.

Same for AVOne Video Converter,  it seems the file type is not recognizable to the program.

Is there any other way that I can play or convert the RealTime Mpeg4 file on the computer?


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shuboarderCommented:
The AVOne program is a converter, so should be able to convert this into a file that is recognisable.

Is this an option, or must it remain as the same file type?
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wilbur88Author Commented:
I want to convert the rmp4 file to other file format if possible.  I installed AVone Video Converter and tried to convert to AVI, MPEG, WMV and RM, but it gave me an error message,  "Can't convert the file".
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shuboarderCommented:
Download 3ivx.

It's a mpeg 4 codec that should enable you to play RMP4 files locally.

http://www.3ivx.com/download/windows.html

The download link doesn't appear to work for me, so try the zipped verion under it.

Hope this helps!
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shuboarderCommented:
As this is a decoder for RMP4, I am hoping that you will then be able to convert the file using the Avone Video Converter.
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wilbur88Author Commented:
thanx so much for your help...the codec works....
Though still cannot convert by AVOne, it works perfectly with WinAVI.
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shuboarderCommented:
Excellent! - Glad I could help!
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