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Old 05-03-2003, 06:55 AM   #1
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how to play *.dat files in Linux?


i can't play VCDs using mplayer
getting the message that file format not supported
is there any method to play *.dat in mplayer?
 
Old 05-03-2003, 06:59 AM   #2
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well you should be able to play vcd's AS vcs, not as a normal file...

mplayer vcd://1 etc...
 
Old 05-03-2003, 12:07 PM   #3
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i tried the options
mplayer -vcd /mnt/cdrom/mpegav/aveseq01.dat
mplayer vcd /mnt/cdrom/mpegav/aveseq01.dat
but the same error
 
Old 05-03-2003, 12:32 PM   #4
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recompile mplayer then and see what it says about vcd support in the configure list
 
Old 05-03-2003, 12:46 PM   #5
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argh, that .dat file is ment for stupid windows systems , if you want to play VCD using mplayer, try:

mplayer -vcd 1

where 1 is the vcd track you want to play.

FAQ: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/cd-dvd.html#vcd

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Old 05-03-2003, 12:50 PM   #6
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oh blimey i didn't even read that did i?

yeah i did say to NOT play the file, but the device....

vcd://1 (equivalent to -vcd 1 but the newer syntax)
 
Old 05-05-2003, 04:23 AM   #7
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yeah ...thanx now i can play VCDs
 
Old 06-19-2003, 05:04 PM   #8
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Anyone knows how to use gmplayer to play VCD with .dat file? Currently, I can use "mplayer -vcd 1" to play movies but I want more features with gmplayer. However, gmplayer does not seem to see .dat as a vcd file. Appreciate any advice.
 
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Just found it by right clicking on the window and use VCD to submenu ... so on. Sorry about the confusion. However, I can do fast forward or rewind. Is there anything I can do? Thanks in advance.

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