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Re: Can't copy files in *.dat form VCD



On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 20:35, Kent Emia wrote:
> hi there i have a similar problem with you but i think im the worst of
> the worst ...
> 
> On Mon, 2004-05-31 at 14:50, Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
> > Hello List,
> > 
> > I have played files with extensions *.dat with both 'xine' and 
> > 'mplayer'.The vcd of the film "Unfaithful" has three files in the 'MPEG' 
> > folder,Music01.dat,Music02.dat,Music03.dat.I played this file from the cd 
> > in Windows Media player as well as SiS mmplayer.Now I copied those files 
> > to a separate directory and later opened them using both Mplayer and Xine.
> 
> i can't play .dat file both in xine ... im using the gui in the mplayer
> its fine ... don't know whats wrong with my xine ....

Try to "open VCD" instead of playing the file directly.

> > 
> > Xine even has a file filter for *.dat type of files.Mplayer like its 
> > namesake Mediaplayer doesn't automatically filter the files but once 
> > selected using filter "all files",it plays it anyway.But both these 
> > programs fail to run the same files from the CD when tried with Play 
> > File.(They can very well play the VCD containing these files)whereas if 
> > these files are copied to harddisk they can play it.
> > 
> > Curiously within Linux,these files cannot be copied off CD.But,once in 
> > Windows,you can copy them and store them.Both Xine and Mplayer play them 
> > now once they are stored like this. And that's how VCDs are kept on the 
> > harddisk by all my friends here.
> 
> i tried extracting/copying the .dat file from a windows pc ... i can ...
> 
I've posted a resolution here previously. Use CDFS


> 
> > 
> > This is curious.Could anybody shed more light?
> > 
> > Parameshwara Bhat
> > 
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> Kent Emia
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