How to convert DAT to AVI online

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How to convert DAT to AVI online
Converting .dat video to .avi allows you to watch the video with a variety of programs. (Monitor image by Caila from

A .dat file can encode a video file. This video file type is commonly used to create a video .vcd (virtual CD). An .avi file is a Windows video file which is compatible with many popular digital video players. There are several online options for converting .dat video files to .avi.

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    Use Zamzar (free, see Resources). This site supports file conversion from a local file on your hard drive or from a URL. Its free version is limited to files of 100MB. After you upload the file, the site will convert the .dat to an .avi and e-mail you the finished product.

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    Use Movavi Online Converter (free, see Resources).This site allows you to merge multiple input .dat files into one .avi video. The conversion service is limited to 5 files up to 10 minutes each, and 100MB in total size.

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    Use Media-Convert (free, see Resources). This website is available in multiple languages. Although it does not directly support .dat files, it does support all MPEG file compressions, which is what .dat video files are generally compressed with. In addition to simple file conversion, this site allows you to merge multiple videos, adjust audio sync, and change the video frame rate, among other options. This site converts files up to 200MB.

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