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

How to play DAT on Mac

1. Get and open the app
Buy Elmedia Universal Video Player from Mac App Store with your Apple ID. You'll need to have a valid payment method attached to your account. Click the price icon (Buy) under the app image. After Elmedia Player was downloaded open it.

Purchase Elmedia Player window

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
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) () Release notes