Top Method to Play VCD .DAT files on Android Phones/Tablets

Playing .DAT files on Android Devices ?

“I was trying to open a movie file with an extension .DAT, it was working fine with another CD but now when i put the disc 2 , it says , it is not a movie file. Input / Output error occurred. I have flip for mac , divx and other components installed on my mac for QT, but it still does not work. Any help for the same as i have got a movie (original / Copyright) and would like to see it on my Android.
Please advice.”

There are many file formats use .dat as file name extension. One of them is VCD or SVCD video file. In the \MPEGAV\ directory of VCD disks, there are many files named AVSEQ01.DAT, AVSEQ02.DAT, … They contain MPEG-1 video data. The Mime types used with this association are: video/dvd, video/mpeg, video/video cd.

DAT video files are not compatible with most devices and players. If you are intent to play DAT files anywhere on your Android phones or Tablets without any hassle, you’d better to turn to the professional DAT File Converter – Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate .

It empowers users to fast convert any VCD files to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, H.264, 3GP, and more without quality loss. With hundreds of device profiles, it also enables users to convert DAT to iPhone 8/7/6s/6 (Plus), iPad Air 2, Android Samsung, Amazon, HTC, Google device, Microsoft WP8, Xbox, Sony, Blackberry and more in a straightforward way. Simply follow the guide below to achieve DAT playback on Android Devices and other devices you like. For Mac users, please turn to Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.

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Step 1. Launch DAT converter and input DAT file(s).
You can click “+ ” button to load one or more DAT files for converting.

Step 2. Choose output format

Select an Android friendly format, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion. Basically the “Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4)” is a universal format for Android tablets and smartphones. Besides, there are optimized formats for Samsung, Motorola, Acer, Asus, Sony, Toshiba, HTC, etc branded Android devices; choose a proper one as you need. Or depends on your device, you can choose a suitable video format from “Android” catalogue.

Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your Android Tablet or Phone, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss. See the following picture:

Step 3. Start to Convert DAT for Android

When all the settings are OK, click “Convert” button to start converting DAT files to MP4 video for playback on Android tablet/phone at ease.

When the conversion is over, click “open” to locate the ripped video files. After that, you can connect your Android phone or tablet to computer via a USB device and transfer the videos to your device for enjoyment on the go.

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