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

On Fri, 04 Jun 2004 11:35:42 +0800, Kent Emia <kent-cdr greendot com ph> 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 ....

You can play *.dat files - not off VCD - but if you copy them in Windows to a medium ( e.g.,hard-disk )
and then open in Xine or Mplayer. I am told there is a tool for that in Linux too. Not tried yet.

Your version of Xine may be broken. It seems to keep breaking always.

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 ...

This is curious.Could anybody shed more light?

Parameshwara Bhat

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