As the name of this program implies, Free DAT to AVI Converter is a free tool designed to help you accomplish the simple task of turning Data files into Audio Video Interleave items.
The interface of the simplistic application is based on a standard window whose layout does not stand out in the visual department.
Items can be imported by using either the file browser or "drag and drop" functionality. Unfortunately, it is not possible to process multiple entries simultaneously,
So, you can check out the source path of the DAT. Once the output directory, audio and video properties along with filename are established, you can initialize the conversion operation.
On the downside, audio and video settings cannot be configured in regard to the frame rate, aspect ratio, channel mode, volume level and sample rate, among others.
Additionally, you cannot preview the clip in a built-in media player, specify the number of CPU cores to be used or set Free DAT to AVI Converter to open the output directory when the task is done. In other words, advanced settings are out of the question.
From the tool's interface you can check for the latest updates and access online user documentation on the developer's homepage. Free DAT to AVI Converter uses a low amount of CPU and system memory. It is very responsive but does not excel at delivering a good audio and video quality to the output videos.
However, we have not come across any issues throughout our testing; Free DAT to AVI Converter did not freeze, crash or display error dialogs. Although other similar apps are more powerful, Free DAT to AVI Converter offers a straightforward solution. It can be easily used by inexperienced individuals.