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Guide: 4Media DAT Converter

Updated November 13,2009

The guide will describe the steps on how to convert DAT video to other video formats with 4Media DAT Converter. First, download, install and run 4Media DAT Converter.

Before you start, please download, install and launch 4Media DAT Converter.

Step 1: Load files

Click "Add File(s)" button on the toolbar or "File > Add File(s)" to load the files you want to convert.

Convert DAT files

Step 2: Choose Output Format

Click to open "Profile" drop-down list below the file list or in the "Target Profile" column, and choose the desired format from it.

How to convert DAT videos

Click "Browse" button to set the destination folder for saving the output files.

Step 3: Adjust Output Parameters (optional)

In the following we will show you the most frequently-used ways to adjust parameters.

1. Set advanced parameters

In the "Profile Settings" and "Advanced Profile Settings" panels, there're more parameters for you to adjust as below.

Convert DAT to AVI

2. Specify output file size

Click "Tools > Bitrate Calculator" option, then enter the size you want in the "File Size" textbox, and choose desired audio bit rate. The video bit rate will be calculated promptly. Click "OK", then the entered size will be displayed in the "Output Size" column of the file list, and the bit rate will be changed in the "Advanced Profile Settings" panel.

Convert DAT to MPEG

3. Split file

In the "Profile Settings" panel, choose a split mode from the "Split" drop-down list or choose "Customize Size" or "Customize Time". The file will be split automatically during conversion.

4. Convert certain segment

Expand the "Advanced Profile Settings" panel, and enter the start time and duration of the wanted segment respectively in the "Start Time" and "Duration" textbox. The segment you specify will be converted automatically during conversion.

5. Add several profiles to one video

If you want to output several files with different formats or settings from the same file at one time, this feature may help.

Highlight the video, and click "Add Profile" on the toolbar or "Edit > Add Profile" option to add a profile for the video, then change the default profile to the one you want and adjust its parameters. Repeat the process to add as many profiles as you want. Then output several files from the video within one click.

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Step 4: Convert

Click the "Convert" button on the toolbar to start converting all the checked files in batches.

DAT file converting

After conversion completed, click "Open" button at the bottom to check the output files directly.

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