DAT is a file which that consists of some data like videos. DAT files used in VCD(s) to store MPEG-1 type file. To play them on Android device you need MX player. Below we have shared a complete tutorial on How to play/open DAT or any Video file in MX player. Follow the complete method below.
How to play/open DAT or any Video file in MX player [Tutorial]
STEP 1: Open MX player and Go to Settings
STEP 2: Tap on “List” and then “File Extensions”
STEP 3: Tap on “Add new” to add a new File extension. We add DAT format. Type ‘DAT’ and tap OK.
STEP 4: Select DAT (Tick on it) and then tap on Decoder. Select S/W
STEP 5: Close Settings and Tap on Refresh icon on top.
Done! And DAT file also stores some other DATA so you can hide them by a Long Press and select “Hide”.
This method is not recommended because it makes.DAT file unusable for the program. But if you are in a different type of situation then this method is short and simple.
STEP 1: Locate the File you want to play and rename by changing .dat (or any other format) to .mp4
STEP 2: Now make MX player as your Default Video player.
Hope you have finally learned how to play a .DAT file in MX players. For any queries, leave us a comment below.