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Old 11-22-2006, 01:15 AM   #1
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how to play dat files

How can i play dat file in Linux..Also I am denying access to my root folder how can i access it to install some packages..
Old 11-22-2006, 01:46 AM   #2
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1: What's a 'dat' file?

2: Look at all the "similar threads" at the bottom of this page (hint, this forum has a search function).

3: Try "file filename.dat" to discover what kind of file it really is.

4: What do you mean when you say you're denying access to root? More info, please.
Old 11-22-2006, 06:14 AM   #3
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Wild guess at #1. Is it a vcd issue as described here?

vcds should be played back directly, not mounted. What media player are you using and what distribution/version? Maybe the problem is with your basic multimedia playback.

Agree with previous poster, much more info needed.
Old 11-22-2006, 08:40 AM   #4
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i think MPLAYER is the best thing,,.

its a freeware, just download and use it...

have fun,


Harinder Singh.
Old 11-23-2006, 10:48 PM   #5
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Cool Can u list the links for downloading good video players

thanks 4 ur kind reply..but i ll be even thankful if u mention yhe links where i can find some quality video n audio players//
Old 11-24-2006, 08:35 AM   #7
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google for vlc


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