Can't copy files in *.dat form VCD
pbhat at ongc.net
Mon May 31 06:50:19 UTC 2004
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.
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.
This is curious.Could anybody shed more light?
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