DAT Player for Mac

Anna Brooks

What's VCD .dat files

VCD stands for 'Video Compact Disc' and is a standard digital format used for storing the video on a CD. It is widely used for films distribution on standard 120 mm optical discs. The VCD standard was created in 1993 by Sony, Philips, Matsushita and JVC.

VCD can hold up to 74/80 minutes of a video with qulity stereo sound on 650/700 MB CDs. This standard uses MPEG compression standard to store the video and audio. File extension is DAT, file content is MPEG.

Download and install Elmedia Player
DAT player for Mac

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How to play DAT on Mac

Elmedia will make a great DAT player - no additional codecs or decoders needed! Thanks to a powerful set of options Elmedia can improve DAT playback. You can easily adjust playback speed, use video tuner, deinterlace video for better image quality, put any part of video in a continuous loop, enjoy smooth HD thanks to hardware accelerated decoding.

1. Get and open the app
Get Elmedia Multiformat Video Player from Mac App Store. After Elmedia Player was downloaded open it.

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2. Add the videos to Elmedia Player
There are several convenient ways to do that:

  • Drag the selected DAT file or files onto the app's window or onto its Dock icon. Drag file onto the Elmedia Player window
  • Also you can right click the needed video in Finder, choose "Open with" and select Elmedia Player as the app to open the file.
  • Another way is to choose "File" option from player's Main Menu and then "Open".

3. Have a great viewing with Elmedia Universal Video Player

What makes Elmedia so sought after is its extensive set of features: make precise screenshots of any movie moment or make a series of screenshots of a played movie at a set interval, stream and receive video and audio through AirPlay, load various types of subtitles and external soundtracks, repeat and shuffle playlists. Elmedia Player is actually pretty good as an audio player that supports multiple audio formats additionally to video.

Watching VCD .dat files is not the only thing you can do with Elmedia Player - you can also play AVI, MP4, FLV, RM and RV (Real), MOV, WMV, and more.

Elmedia Player for Mac

Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 36.64MB free space
Version 6.9(1118) (13th Nov, 2017) Release notes