extract .bmp or .jpeg files from .dat file

Discussion in 'Programmer's Corner' started by ronydc, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. ronydc

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    dear friends,
    hi to all

    i m stuck with a problem.
    i need to extract and replace an image from a .dat file provided and which runs in my media player.
    the image i need to change is at the top. i have to replace it by an another image. but for that first of all i need to find out where the image lies in that file.
    can any one suggest some way to achive this .? some clue .? evn

    thanks in advance,
    --CONFUSED rony.
  2. BMorse

    Senior Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    can you post a copy of the .dat file?????
  3. ronydc

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    dear friend BMorse.. here is the copy of tht file.

    i need to remove the top line ---> "BUZZERS" "101 sience projects"

    i did it before for other files same job but this .dat file i am unable to find the image file.
    please guide me.

    i am attaching tht file herewith.

    -- Rony
  4. blueroomelectronics

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jul 22, 2007
    What software uses a .dat file? What's it from?
  5. ronydc

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    the .dat file is opned with windows media player nd its a small animation movie about a science experiment.
  6. maxpower097

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Its an mpeg-1 from a VCD. In VCD format it takes the .mpg file and renames it to a .dat file. DVD's do the same thing. They take an mpeg-2 video with a .mpg tag and rename it a .vob. They even do it with CD's renaming a .wav to .cda . Just rename the ******.dat file to *****.mpg and edit accordingly with your favorite movie editor. :) Windows movie maker should even be able to handle the yob.

    If you just want the image to work with open the video full screen and hit prntscrn button. Then open any image editor and hit paste and it will paste a screen shot to your program.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009