Video files contained in DAT file extension are usually made from a video file from a Video CD, or VCD disc. Due to the fact that DAT files contain some quite special codec, these video files are incompatible with most devices and players, which results the failure to play back those video files on many video programs and devices. The best solution to the incompatibility issue is to convert DAT to another video format that is more popular. As F4V is well compatible with many devices and players, and at the same time, it is of great quality, you can convert DAT to F4V. Here in this article we will show you several methods of converting DAT to F4V. If you like, you can convert DAT to WMV as well.

Part 1: How to Convert DAT to F4V with Leawo Video Converter

When talking about video converting tool, the first video converter comes to my mind is Leawo Video Converter. As a professional video converter, Leawo Video Converter possesses an easy-to-use interface that allows even software green hand to convert files at ease, and the converter is able to convert files in 6 times faster speed while keeping 100% original quality. Not just a video converter, the converter can play the role of an audio file converter as well to convert audio files such as AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc. To be more specific, this professional video converter supports a variety of input and output such as Common Video (MP4, H.265 MP4, MKV, H.265 MKV, MOV, etc.), Common Audio (AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc.), HD Video (HD MP4, HD AVI, HD TS, HD VOB, etc.), and 4K Video (4K MP4 and 4K MKV). This video converting program supports altogether 11 languages (English, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Hungarian, Armenian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Dutch). More amazingly, users are allowed to freely add subtitles and select audio track for keeping in the output video files.

Besides, Leawo Video Converter is powered by an internal video player and video editor, which means you can play video and edit video after source video files are imported. To be more specific, you can trim video length, crop video size, add video watermark, adjust video effect, turn 2D video into 3D video, and even remove video noise with the help of the internal video editor. For Mac users, the Mac counterpart of Leawo Video Conveter, i.e. Leawo Video Converter for Mac, are available as well.

Download and install the right version of Leawo Video Converter on your computer, and then follow the step-by-step guide below to convert DAT to F4V with Leawo Video Converter. Here we take Windows version of the converter as an example. Mac users can follow suit.

Step 1. Import Source DAT Video Files

Launch Leawo Video Converter, go to the “Convert” tab, and click “Add Video” button on the sub-menu to load your source DAT video files. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop DAT video files into the program interface. After DAT video files are imported, you could play back DAT video files, select subtitles and audio tracks from source DAT video files, add external subtitles to loaded DAT video files, edit loaded DAT video files, etc.


Step 2. Set F4V as Output Format

Click the drop-down box named “MP4 Video” by default next to the “Add Photo” button. On the drop-down list, select “Change” option.


Then on the popup Profile window, select “F4V” from “Format” column as output format. Please note that once you change the output format, the name of the drop-down box will change as well.


Note: If you need, you could click the “Edit” button on the drop-down profile setting box to adjust video and audio parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc.


Step 3. Convert DAT to F4V

Click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar next to the format setting drop-down box. Then, on the popup sidebar, set output directory. After setting output directory, click the “Convert” button right below. Leawo Video Converter would start to convert DAT to F4V immediately.


Part 2: How to Convert DAT to F4V with Aiseesoft Video Converter

Aiseesoft Video Converter enables users to convert 300+ video formats between MP4, MKV, MOV, M4V, WMV, AV and FLV, MPEG, TS, 3GP, FLV, ASF, VOB, etc. You could convert local recorded video or video that you get from online sites to watch on your player freely. Also, it lets you convert audio files like MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, M4R, WAV, WMA, AMR, AU, FLAC, MP2, M4A, OGG, etc. for your listening pleasure. Here we use Aiseesoft Video Converter to convert DAT to F4V.


Step 1. Add Source DAT Video File
On the main interface of Aiseesoft Video Converter, click “Add File(s)”to add source DAT video file.

Step 2. Choose F4V as Output Format
Click the dropdown button of “Output Format” to choose F4V as the output format. And then you can specify a folder to contain the output file.

Step 3. Start to Convert DAT to F4V
After all settings is completed, click the yellow “Convert” button to start the conversion process from DAT to F4V.

Part 3: How to Convert DAT to F4V with

ConvertFiles is a free online format conversion tool. ConvertFiles is very powerful and supports many formats, including documents, images, and videos. It is very simple to use. Users can choose to upload files or external files, and then set the converted file format. After the setup is complete, you can choose to wait for the conversion online. After the conversion, you will be prompted to download the file. Of course, you can also leave your email address for receiving files. Here we convert DAT to F4V with ConvertFiles.


Step 1. Add Source DAT File
On the main interface of ConvertFiles, click “Browse” to choose DAT file from your local drive.

Step 2. Choose F4V as Output Video Format
After source DAT file is added, you need to choose “F4V” as the output video format under the “Output format” drop-down box for converting DAT to F4V.

Step 3. Start Conversion
You’ll need to click "Convert" at the bottom to start the conversion process, and you can download or export your converted files after a few minutes.

Part 4: How to Convert DAT to F4V with

The fourth method to convert DAT to F4V video is operated online as well with the help of Aconvert. The letter “A” in the name of Aconvert means “All”, which means Aconvert supports and converts all kinds of document, ebook, image, icon, video, audio and archive files online for free. Therefore, we can use Aconvert to convert DAT video online free of charge, and it supports F4V output. It is easy to operate with Aconvert to convert DAT video to F4V video. Check the step-by-step guide out to get F4V file from source DAT video file.


Step 1. Import DAT File into Aconvert
Visit the official website of Aconvert, and then choose “Video” on the left to enter the Aconvert video converting interface. First, we need to import DAT file by clicking “Choose File”.

Step 2. Choose Output Video Format
After importing DAT video file, we can choose a variety of video formats as output. To convert DAT to F4V, you need to choose F4V video format under “Target format”.

Step 3. Start Conversion Process
Click “Convert Now!” after output video format is set. After a few seconds of transmission, the conversion will be complete. After conversion process is complete, you can download the converted result on your computer.

Part 5: How to Convert DAT to F4V with OnlineConvertFree

Besides Aconvert, we can use another online converter called OnlineConvertFree, which is able to convert files online free and fast. This professional online converter collects a large number of rare formats in one place so that you could use one site to solve any conversion tasks. It is able to convert images and documents of hundreds of formats as well. Here we use OnlineConvertFree to convert DAT to F4V for you.


Step 1. Add Source DAT File
On the main interface of OnlineConvertFree, click “CHOOSE FILE” button to choose and add source DAT file.

Step 2. Set F4V as Output
After source DAT file is added, you need to choose “F4V” as the output format in order to convert DAT to F4V.

Step 3. Start to Convert DAT to F4V
Click “Convert” to start the conversion from DAT to F4V, and after a while, you can get video content in F4V format.