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Old 19th January 2010, 20:50   #1  |  Link
Researching Viking
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VCD conversion DVD

I have been searching the site for information on VCD to DVD backup. I'm doing a backup for a professor's VCD collection. We want to update/convert/backup these files to DVD. The VCDs I'm making backups are of Karaoke CDs from Thailand, Berma, and potentially China. They have all been purchased and are originals (not the pirated versions also sold).
For those interested the research is on literacy and media use of mountain tribes in SE Asia.

I haven't done work with VCDs before so this is a new process for me. I am familiar with burning/ripping and have no problems if I have MPEGs. I don't know what to do with the .DAT files.

I need to convert .DAT to MPEGs. I have downloaded VCDEasy and I am using it converter. Thanks to the following post...

Originally Posted by Nick View Post
You need to use VCDXRip to extract the MPEG file from the VCD DAT file. There are many frontends for this. See if you can drop on the last freeware version of VCDEasy (google search for vcdeasy freeware) as the Tools section offers an easy frontend.
I have downloaded VCDEasy and read the supplied guides, but have found that I'm getting an error message when trying to convert DAT files to MPEG.

Error message:
Fread: () Is a directory

I did a quick search on the forum and on google, but to no avail.

Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

Also, some of the VCDs do not have DAT files they have .VCD files. I have never seen this an wanted to know if anyone knew what it was (is it a DAT file with a different head?)

Thanks in advance.

Quick guides checked:

Last edited by Researching Viking; 20th January 2010 at 00:23. Reason: Additional Information
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