VCD Converter: Easily Convert VCD (.dat) Videos to MP4

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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 1000+ 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.

The newly added Ultrafast converting technology in the Windows version allows you to convert videos fast and lossless.

Trust me! You can download the trial version from below to convert your VCD (.dat) to MP4 easily. The steps of converting VCD videos to MP4 are the same in the Windows and Mac versions. 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.

VideoSolo Video Converter Add Files

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.

VideoSolo Video Converter Select Output Format

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.

VideoSolo Video Converter Converting Video

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.

Edit the converted MP4 files (optional)

As an all-in-one video converter, you can edit the converted MP4 files with VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate as well.

In the newest version, there are 50+ delicate MV templates you can choose from. Besides, if you want to make a video collage, the program also provides 40+ templates for you.

Import the video files into the program again, and you can edit the video from 3 aspects.

First, click the Edit button in the main interface. Here, you can rotate and crop the video. Apply different effect and filter to change the video style. Also, you can add text or image watermark and subtitle to the video.

Rotate Crop Video VideoSolo

Second, navigate to the MV tab and import the converted video into it. Here, you can choose 50 more MV themes to make a special and unique video by yourself.

VideoSolo Video Converter Personalize Video

Third, click on the Collage tab. Choose the template you like and import more than one videos into it. You can make a video collage with various shapes of templates.

VCU Collage Template

More Tips:

VideoByte has a product named 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.

Here, we also provide you with a video tutorial, hoping to help you better learn how to operate VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate in order to successfully convert VCD to MP4. Start watching the video below for more useful information now!

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.

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