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The Dragon Slayer

*.vcd & *.dat Files.....

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I think they add like 10 a day, even if they reuse the same acronyms. Seems like every time I turn round there's a bunch more out there

JD

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vcd is a virtual cd image file. use a software program like virtualdrive to use these files.

This bonus vcd came with the cd that I bought. It is not a bonus afterall if I have to buy a software to play it, LOL. The record compay sure gets you one way or another. Thanks.

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I was going to add my thoughts on the .vcd file, but it's well covered now. hehehe... :P

There's a few good sites out there that will allow you to type in an extension and it will tell you what kind of file it is. Here are two decent ones:

The File Extension Source

Glossary of Computer Filename Extensions

I keep the first one bookmarked in case I run across one I haven't heard of before. It's helpful to have that kind of a resource at your fingertips.

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They usually add that kind of information in the liner notes somewhere with a CD. If it's a multimedia disk, it usually tells you what OS you need to have, what applications, etc., etc. Might be in some tiny, tiny print somewhere on there...they love to try and give you cataracts searching for it... ;)

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I haven't used this program, but it was highly rated by Roger towards the end of the original Call For Help. Actually an intern found it and said it was good, so Roger did a review of it.

Jet Audio, Free and Paid versions. Does both audio and video formats.

Jet Audio

Click on the first line to see what formats it supports.

God bless everyone.

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If you right click the .DAT file and choose open with Windows Media Player,

it should play the VCD. Its always worked for me.

I probably wouldn't make that association permanent. Who knows when you

may want to open a .DAT file with Notepad or something else.

Give it a try.

Edit - I just tried it and it still works, haven't played a VCD since Win98.

The .DAT file is in the MPEGAV directory.

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I haven't used this program, but it was highly rated by Roger towards the end of the original Call For Help. Actually an intern found it and said it was good, so Roger did a review of it.

Jet Audio, Free and Paid versions. Does both audio and video formats.

Jet Audio

Click on the first line to see what formats it supports.

God bless everyone.

Look like a pretty decent player. I give it a try. Thanks.

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If you right click the .DAT file and choose open with Windows Media Player,

it should play the VCD. Its always worked for me.

I probably wouldn't make that association permanent. Who knows when you

may want to open a .DAT file with Notepad or something else.

Give it a try.

Edit - I just tried it and it still works, haven't played a VCD since Win98.

The .DAT file is in the MPEGAV directory.

Thanks I've tried it and it works with wmp and other players that I download to try but it doesn't work in Winamp. Thanks again.

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