DAT is not a format for a specific type of file, but a generic filename extension used for any file that contains a piece of data. In this guide, we will be referring to video files that are stored in the DAT format. This type of file is commonly used for storing video data on a VCD (Video CD). However, dealing with DAT video files might cause problems with some video editors and players, therefore, converting them to a popular format, such as MKV, seems a really good choice. As you probably know, MKV, or Matroska, is an open source video format that is very popular among users who enjoy watching high-definition movies. It is also supported by a large number of applications due to its open source nature.
Next, I will show you how easy it is to turn DAT video files into MKV format using Aura Free Video Converter 1.6 by Aura4You Multimedia Software. I have selected this application because of its stylish interface design, batch conversion capabilities, popularity, and of course the fact that it is free to use.
You will need to download the following software to keep up with this tutorial.
Here is the step-by-step guide for converting DAT video files to MKV format
Add the desired DAT video files (Click on the "Add video" button or drag and drop them onto the interface).
Select MKV as the output format from the available (and extensive) format list.
Modify several parameters such as the video codec used for encoding, the frame rate of the output video, its resolution, and more before starting the conversion. You can do that by selecting the desired options from the drop-down menu as you can see in the image below.
Trim the selected video file by clicking on the scissors icon.
Add effects to the added video files by clicking on the wand icon to open the editing window.
Click on the "Convert" button and wait for the process to finish (a progress bar will be displayed).
Congratulations! You have successfully converted DAT video files to MKV format. After the conversion is done, you may instantly open the output folder with a click of a mouse. As you can see, turning your DAT videos into MKV format with Aura Free Video Converter 1.6 is a simple process and the output file won't contain any watermarks or other unwanted graphical elements. If you want to use other applications to perform the conversion task, then take a look at the tools found in the "Alternative Downloads" section.
- Easy to use
- Batch conversion
- Editing options
- Stylish interface