.dat movie file

Asked by naufal on 2008-01-15

hello,I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 in my laptop.
I've tried to play .dat movie file with totem,mplayer,realplayer 10 and VLC media player but it's doesn't work.
I wrote in terminal:
pyan@pyan-laptop:~$ totem /media/cdrom0/mpegav/avseq01.dat
sh: jackd: not found
** Message: Error: Could not read from resource.
gstfilesrc.c(814): gst_file_src_create_read (): /play/source:
system error: Input/output error

so I downloaded 'jackd' from internet and installed it in my machine.

and this result appear:
pyan@pyan-laptop:~$ totem /media/cdrom0/mpegav/avseq01.dat
JACK tmpdir identified as [/dev/shm]
** Message: Error: Could not read from resource.
gstfilesrc.c(814): gst_file_src_create_read (): /play/source:
system error: Input/output error

can anyone help me?

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Wrwrwr (wrwrwr) said : #1

What format is the .dat file? Can you copy it to your hard drive?

jitendra (jabalpur02) said : #2

i also faced same problem. i installed ubuntu on last night and realy fond of it.here to play dat file go to sanpyt under admin.Add application ,be sure u must have internet connection. mark vlc to add and apply.

naufal (musp-student) said : #3

I cannot copy to hard drive.this message appear:
Error "I/O error" while copying "/media/cdr...vseq01.dat".

Wrwrwr (wrwrwr) said : #4

Then this is most probably a bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.17/+bug/82307.

Maybe the workaround down there would work. However you'd need to compile and install the cdfs filesystem, Here you can find the sources including installation instructions: http://trappist.elis.ugent.be/~mronsse/cdfs/.

It is also possible that some ripping software might help.

naufal (musp-student) said : #5

after a few work,my problem solved.
Now I can play the '.dat' file with gxine or xine media player.
And I installed the 'vcdtools' from synaptic.After that I open the gxine or xine media player and select 'vcd' and gxine or xine media player play the .dat file automatically.

Wrwrwr (wrwrwr) said : #6

Great you've solved it. I'll link this thread to the bug report, so that those that find it can try your solution too.

naufal (musp-student) said : #7

I installed Kaffeine Player,press 'vcd' and play the .dat file.It works very well.

naufal (musp-student) said : #8

here the step how to copy vcd .dat movie file into harddrive:
1:search and install 'vcdimager' from synaptic
2:type in terminal:
vcdxrip and computer will copying the file to /home/user directory and convert it into .mpg format

muztaba (muztaba) said : #9

man i can play .dat file but its not smoot wanna see screen shot?


muztaba (muztaba) said : #10

i tried with kaffeine man it dint work...

Jwtiyar Nariman (jwtiyar) said : #11

first the instruction of @naufal worked great , but when i tried another VCD its not work , its not convert them to mpg .