Playing DAT Files with Windows Media Player


Playing DAT Files with Windows Media Player

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The real audio and video items are stored as DAT files in the MPEGAV directory on the VCD. You can actually copy a DAT file from a VCD and store it on your computer hard disk, and play it later. Here is what I did to save a DAT file and play it directly with Windows Media Player.
1. Insert my VCD into the CD drive.
2. Copy D:\MPEGAV\MUSIC03.DAT to C:\temp\MUSIC03.DAT.
3. Start Windows Media Player. Click menu File > Open and select C:\temp\MUSIC03.DAT. This audio and video item plays.
4. Click menu View > Skin Mode. You will see the audio and video item played in a very nice looking smaller window.

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