Still have some VCD disc that need to convert to MP4, MKV, etc. formats? Check out this guide and you'll know how to complete it easily.
Usually, what we mean to convert VCD disc is to convert the .dat files in VCD. Because that the video content of VCD often contains in DAT file. If you have extracted the DAT files from VCD, you'll know that opening DAT file is never easy, as many popular players doesn't support this file format.
Therefore, you have to convert VCD (.dat) to MP4 with a conversion tool. Then, you can play your VCD on any incompatibility device or media player. Next, we will show you how to finish the whole progress about change VCD to other digital format.
How to Convert VCD (.dat) Videos to MP4 Easily
At first, a VCD converter is must. VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is a tool which can convert videos between 300+ formats with 100% lossless quality. Of course, the .dat file is also supported by this program. Thanks to its GPU acceleration technology, this DAT converter will take full advantage of your computer GPU to improve your conversion speed.
Trust me! You can download the trial version from below to convert your VCD (.dat) to MP4 easily. Now the Windows version and Mac version of VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate have a different interface so the steps may not be the same. Next, we will take the Windows version as the example.
Step 1. Get .dat Files from VCD Disc
Insert your VCD disc to your computer and then open it. Now find the "mpegav" folder and copy it. After that, paste the "mpegav" folder to your computer. All the .dat files are in the "mpegav" folder.
Step 2. Launch Video Converter and Add Files
Launch the VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, click "Add Files" to select the videos you want to convert. Please note that you can select multiple files to process converting at one time.
Step 3. Select Output Video Format and Output Folder
There are various formats provided and you can select an output format that you need. What's more, you can also change the output folder path.
Step 4. Start Converting Videos
Click "Convert All" button to start converting DAT to MP4, you can also select actions like shutdown the computer after the converting process.
Now, you have successfully converted the DAT files to other digital formats. This DAT video converter is really useful and fast. Just download the trial version and you'll know its advantages.
More Tips: VideoSolo also have a product name BD-DVD Ripper which can rip DVD as well as Blu-ray disc to MP4, MKV, MOV, etc. format for flexible playing. If you have DVD or Blu-ray collection that need to digitize, just take a try with it.
Know More about VCD File
Video CD (abbreviated as VCD, and also known as View CD, Compact Disc digital video) is a standard digital format for storing video on a Compact Disc. Basically, it is a CD that contains moving pictures and sound. If you're familiar with regular audio/music CDs, then you will know what a VCD looks like.
A VCD has the capacity to hold up to 74/80 minutes on 650MB/700MB CDs respectively of full-motion video along with the quality stereo sound. VCDs use a compression standard called MPEG to store the video and audio. VCDs are playable in dedicated VCD players, most modern DVD-Video players, personal computers, and some video game consoles.
The VCD standard was created in 1993 by Sony, Philips, Matsushita, and JVC and is referred to as the White Book standard. In a VCD, the audio and video streams are multiplexed in an MPEG-PS container.