DDAT File Extension

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DivX Temporary Video Format
  • Developer
    DivX
  • Popularity
    4 (4 votes)

What is DDAT file?

DDAT is a file extension commonly associated with DivX Temporary Video Format files. DivX Temporary Video Format specification was created by DivX. DDAT file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with DDAT extension are categorized as Video Files files. The Video Files subset comprises 344 various file formats. Users are advised to use DivX software for managing DDAT files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. DivX software was developed by DivX, LLC, and on its official website you may find more information about DDAT files or the DivX software program.

Programs which support DDAT file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open DDAT files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with DDAT suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DDAT file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS

How to open file with DDAT extension?

Being unable to open files with DDAT extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with DDAT files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DDAT files.

Step 1. Get the DivX

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DDAT files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the DivX developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DDAT files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit DivX website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of DivX and update if needed

If you already have DivX installed on your systems and DDAT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why DDAT files are not compatible with DivX. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using DivX.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DDAT files to DivX

After installing DivX (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DDAT files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DDAT with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where DivX is installed, check the Always use this app to open DDAT files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DDAT extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DDAT extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the DDAT file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DDAT file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The DDAT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the DDAT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the DDAT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with DDAT extension is complete and error-free

If the DDAT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with DDAT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the DivX Temporary Video Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open DivX

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DDAT extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with DivX Temporary Video Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DDAT files affecting older versions of given software.

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