Converting completed Kazaa .dat file to mpg?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by downunderground, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. I recently downloaded a movie but when it had finished kazaa didnt convert the .dat file to .mpg like it is supposed to. I tried renaming the extension but no luck. Any ideas?
  2. sacred2nite

    sacred2nite Guest

    Put the file in your shared folder. Open Kazaa and leave it running for a while. This should help esp if your using Kazaa lite. It did it to me once but I dont use p2p no more because I think its more trouble then it is worth.

    P.S I hope it was legal? I dont like to assist crime! :mad:
  3. Tried that already, but didnt work. Think its cause I renamed the file. Can't remember wat it was called before. Is there some sort of converting program that I can use?
  4. gladner

    gladner Guest

    I had that problem once but fortunately simply changing the extension worked for me.

    Sorry, this wasn't really helpful
  5. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

    Texas, USA
    Was this a legal download? If not, we can't help you. Make sure to check out the forum guidelines located: here. We have to be careful of these types of things.
  6. Yeh thats understandable. The MPG is footage of a Jap style drift comp.
  7. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    mayb try restart the pc...
    sometimes when i play a movie half way b4 it completed... then after completed... that movie will not convert itself... then after restart... it's done!
  8. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

    happened to me a few times, i just close kazaa and reopen it, close it again and it's done...
  9. sacred2nite

    sacred2nite Guest

    Download VCDGear from I have just found it. It can repair .dat mpeg streams. Goodluck :)

    P.S Sorry I suggested you were downloading illegal stuff, have to be careful though ;)
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    make sure the folder path it is trying to download to is present, you can use DAT view to see this, then just make that path if it doesnt exist and then restart Kazaa
  11. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

    London England
    Or just open the .dat file in media player 9.0a.
  12. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    once its playing try to get to the video file properties and find out what WMP is using that should help you figure out what the extension is, cause it could be something other than MPG
  13. There is a program that can tell you what codec a file is using so that could help u to figure out the extension but unfortounatly (sp?) I forgot the name.. Ill post it once I find it.
  14. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
  15. Yeah, run yr file through that and see what codec it uses.. that should give u a hint about the extension.
  16. DarkMaster

    DarkMaster OSNN Addict

    happened to me a few times, its not worth trying to convert it, jus download it again. sometimes i can leave kazaa running and it will change into the proper format (eventually)