.DAT File Name Extension - VCD Media Files

This section describes what is .dat file name extension for VCD media files.

.dat is the file name extension for VCD media files. A .dat file (DAT file) is really a MPEG-1 file modified for VCD encoded with both audio and video information:

Audio information format: MPEG-1

Bit Rate: 224 kbps (kilo bits per second)
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (kilo Hertz)
Number of Channels: 2 (stereo)

Video information format: MPEG-1

Frame Rate: 29.97 Hz (NTSC) or 25 Hz (PAL)
Resolution: 352x240 pixel (NTSC) or 352x288 pixel (PAL)
Bit Rate: About 1.13 mbps (mega bits per second)

DAT files are usually copied from directly from VCD discs.

See other chapters for more information on .dat file name extension.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 .MP3 File Name Extension - MP3 Files

 .WAV File Name Extension - WAV Files

 .WMA File Name Extension - Windows Media Audio Files

 .ISO File Name Extension - ISO Files

.DAT File Name Extension - VCD Media Files

 .INF File Name Extension - AUTORUN.INF Files

 .IFO File Name Extension - DVD Information Files

 .VOB File Name Extension - DVD Video Object Files

 .AVI File Name Extension - Audio Video Interleave Files

 .MPG File Name Extension - MPEG Files

 References

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