File Extension Library

.DDAT File Extension

  • Developer by: DivX
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .DDAT files and how to open them?

Can't open .DDAT file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DDAT file.

What is a .DDAT file extension?

.DDAT file extension is created by DivX. .DDAT has been classified as Video Files. The format of .DDAT file is Binary.

.DDAT is DivX Temporary Video File

Video file created by DivX Player, a video player program; contains downloaded video data in .AVI format; used as a temporary file until a whole video download is complete, at which time it is renamed with the ".avi" extension and saved.

DDAT files, along with .DMSK and .DINFO files, are used to download and reconstruct a final AVI video file. DDAT files may be renamed with the ".avi" extension to play a partial video download.

DDAT, DMSK, and DINFO files use the same file name prefix and are stored in the "Temporary Downloaded Files" directory of a DivX Player installation.

NOTE: DivX player initially reserves the full final DDAT file size on disk upon download and "fills" the file over time with the video file contents. For this reason, incomplete or halted downloads may take up excessive amounts of disk space.

List of all softwares that can open the DivX Temporary Video File
DivX 7 for Windows
DivX 7 for Mac

How to fix problems with .DDAT files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DDAT files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DDAT file format
  2. You need to check the .DDAT file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)