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#1 Tuffy Lover

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 01:43 PM

I have a .dat file what app can I use to watch it.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:09 PM

.dat files are, as the name suggests, data files. The data is in ASCII format. You should be able to open these in a normal word processor or in MS Notepad.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:14 PM

It's a video not a word file.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 02:13 PM

A .dat file can be just about anything: text, graphic, or general binary data. There is no specific structure for a .dat file. You can use an editor to look inside a .dat file and possibly determine its contents and relationship with a program, as jgweed suggested. But just a .dat file is not a complete video. You are missing parts to complete it.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:13 PM

In addition, many games, for example, use .dat files to store data of various types, including graphics; these .dat files, however, are generally only able to be "read" by the specific game programme.
Dat's all I can add.
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Posted 13 October 2006 - 10:58 PM

Thanks anyway.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:48 AM

As far as I remember, I played dat video files using media player classic. But I'm not sure cuz I haven't opened video dat files for three years.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 07:20 AM

if dat file is a video file then you can use
Windows Media Player or Real Player or
VLC Media Player , etc... to watch it .
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