video cd .dat

  chippy+ 16:51 16 Jul 05
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hi can anyone help i have a video cd disc which i would like to get some copies of the photos from but the format seams to be .dat i have tried all sorts of conversion programs but none that can open the files thanks chippy

  y_not 19:23 16 Jul 05

Can you be a bit more specific please?

What is the disc VCD, SVCD & what are the files on it e.g. "SEGMENT"

Not sure if I'll be able to help but I'll try


Cheers

Tony

  chippy+ 20:50 16 Jul 05

hi tony the files on the .dat are cdi, ext, mpegav, segment,and vcd i can open the file with showtime but i cant open an individual segment allthough all segments are shown i am tryin to get them into jpegs so that i can copy the photographs chippy thanks again

  y_not 21:51 16 Jul 05

The file is probably called AVSEQ01.dat.

The only program that seems to be able to read this is Ulead Video Studio (I'm sure there are others - it's just the only one on my PC's).

The good news is that there is a free download trial version at click here Open the file in this program and use the option to "Save as a still image" - the quality is not brilliant but not bad either.

Or you could opt for my preferred option - I simply write ALL my stills to DVD with a bit of "elevator music" to remove the silence.

Works well and if photos are for sharing - TV is for group watching ... link them together and it works quite well.

Hope you can understand my ramblings - good luck

Tony

  y_not 07:10 17 Jul 05

last night while talking to a friend that you can simply change the file extension to .mpg and treat it as an mpeg video - never tried this but it might be worth a try - you can always rename it to .dat if it doesn't work.

  andrew-196854 07:47 17 Jul 05

power dvd will play vcds ,also a good site with loads of info click here look at gudies at the top may help

  andrew-196854 07:49 17 Jul 05

power dvd from here click here

  chippy+ 16:47 18 Jul 05

hi thanks fo all the replies the only one that lets me see the files is changing the file to mpeg but when i burn them with the new name the files revert back to .bak
thanks for all the help received
chippy

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