Free software to convert *.dat to *.avi or *.mkv

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  1. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I have a lot of old school CDs with *.dat formats. I want to rip those two *.dat into one single format like avi or mkv etc?
    Suggestions?
     
  2. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Handbrake, best there is out there. Free, but better than any paid.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    yeah, I used it, seems nice. Though sadly dat files are limited to ?#@*&%!^$~ed up format.
     
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    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    *DAT files are low quality to begin with. Handbrake is the best option.
     
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  5. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I used mencoder, and yes these files are ?#@*&%!^$~ing low quality, I might have to ditch all the files and download all my movies in new format.
     
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  6. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    That would be best, also I think you might find it is faster than re-encoding.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    That would be about 200+ movies.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I have 1000+ movies and 300+ shows, which is nothing compared to guys on XBMC.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I think I might have to use demonoid.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Demonoid is just about dead. IPT is good. Is the movie collection Hindi? English? Or other languages?
     
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    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    This would be ideal.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    no hindi, mostly hollywood and about 20% world cinema.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Can someone give me links to these softwares?

    Need to trim down some over the top MKV files
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    HandBrake: Open Source Video Transcoder <--- Absolute best there is for encoding MKVs. There are also lots of guides online that can be found for whatever you want to do with it.

    Also, if you are looking to downsize stuff, look into 10bit encoding as well
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    i think if you search handbrake nothing else will pop up.
     

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