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Old 08-28-2003, 02:43 PM   #1
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playing DAT files


Kindly suggest a medi player which can play DAT files as well.

Mplayer is gud in all respects accept that it does not play DAT files.

Also when playing MP3 in Mplayer on Red Hat 8.0 it skipps chunks of data and skips to the next song only to stop a sec later with an error message saying 'cannot continue'
 
Old 08-28-2003, 02:49 PM   #2
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?? mplayer does play .dat files...and so does xine, and if you do try xine, and it gives an error then all you do is add dat to the valid mrl list in the xine setup...
 
Old 08-28-2003, 03:13 PM   #3
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xine also gives a similar error but then i guess it is not installed properly

thanks pal
 
Old 09-01-2003, 03:43 PM   #4
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to avoid Mplayer skiping chunks you have to install Mplayer with gui mode and run it in graphical mode.
Concerning .dat file I have the same problem. I can not see and hear .dat files properly.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 03:48 PM   #5
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a .dat file is typically the contents of a VCD, if this is the case you should not be playign the files themselves, but the VCD as a whole entity

mplayer -vcd 1
 
Old 09-01-2003, 04:26 PM   #6
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a .dat file works well under VCD.

Thanks acid.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 05:41 PM   #7
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now that i finally got it installed, i would have to suggest the vlc player. it plays everything - and often works when other players fail. i have been using it for years under windos and mac.

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Old 09-01-2003, 05:51 PM   #8
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doesn't play quicktime or realmedia files.... hmmm.... http://mplayerhq.hu
 
Old 09-01-2003, 07:38 PM   #9
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it did on windos - except pure quicktime codec - haven't tried with linux yet. mplayer doesn't play divx5.0.5 (until v1 comes out). anyway, there's nothing wrong with having both.

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