How to Convert DAT to MP3 Online

by Theodora Pennypacker

The DAT format is used to encode video streams that are published on VCD. Since they are essentially digital videos, it is possible to convert DAT files into alternate forms of media like MP3. MP3 is a popular digital audio format that is widely supported by portable devices. Although users can install file conversion software to perform this task, some online services make it possible to reformat the media over the Internet. Movavi Online Convert and Online Convert are two online services that can convert DAT files into MP3 files. Both websites are free to use for input files under 100 MB.

Online Convert

Launch an Internet browser, and access the Online Convert website (see Resources).

Open the "Select target format..." pull-down menu in the "Audio converter" section. Select "Convert to MP3." A file submission page will automatically load.

Click the "Browse" button, and search for the DAT input file in the file selection window. Select the item, and click the "Open" button. The DAT input file will load on the page.

Click the "Convert file" button to encode the audio. A "Direct download link" will be displayed when the MP3 output file has been successfully generated. Click the link and follow the on-screen instructions to store the audio in a desired location.

Movavi Online Convert

Launch an Internet browser, and access the Movavi Online Convert website (see Resources).

Click "File" in the "01 Add:" section. Click the "Upload Files" button, and a file submission screen will appear. Click the "Add Files" button, and search for the DAT input file in the file selection window. Select the item, and click the "Open" button. The DAT input file will load on the page.

Open the pull-down menu in the "02 Select an Output Format" section. Select "MP3 Lame, 192kbps (.mp3)."

Click the "Convert" button in the "03 Start!" section to encode the audio. A hyperlink to the MP3 output file will appear when the media has been successfully generated. Click the link and follow the on-screen instructions to store the audio in a desired location.

Tip

  • check OJOsoft Audio Converter and iJoysoft Audio Converter are two software alternatives that users can install to convert DAT files into MP3 files (see Resources).

About the Author

Based in New York City, I am an online video producer who has more than five years of experience working in digital media. I specialize in video compression and distribution, video software, online video sharing and portable device use. I received my B.A. in Film Studies in 2005 from Vassar College.

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