.MOD files via JVC-Everio HDD Camcorder. (Medium Tools)

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09-29-2006 09:52 PM
1 posts

Hey everyone. Im new to the forums, and has been searching the internet far and wide. Im at loss. I thought buying the JVC HDD camcorder would be worth it, for serious editing and fast capturing. But the problem is those dang .MOD files. My dvd players play them, but I cant open them in any sort of editing progra.

My question is how to convert these .MOD files into usable files (avi, mpg, wmv) for any editing software. While maintaing high quality & sound.

Thanx for the insite. reply


10-17-2006 07:56 PM
neil johnson
1 posts


I cant help sorry, but just to let you know I have the same problem.

I’ve tried different software Roxio and Nero but no joy. I am to speak with someone else whouses the camera and will post answer if i get it , this week. Can you please do the same if successful.

Neil reply


10-07-2007 03:33 PM
avid ed

the last post worked great DL the trial version of Alive MP4 Converter, it worked great converting my .MOD files to .MP4 for use in avid xpress pro. i have been looking for a quick and easy way to convert these files and this is by far the BEST!!!

thanks so much... reply


01-22-2008 05:14 AM

Have a look on the site http://www.convertmod.com you will find a good conversion software for everio camcorders reply


06-14-2008 12:11 AM
HDD Newbie

Sunny May is absolutely correct! The AliveMedia MP4 converter did the trick. It took a little while to convert the videos, but once completed, there was no problem with launching them in Windows Media Player and Real Player. The free trial version only allows you to convert 60% of each video clip, but who’s complaining? reply


09-13-2008 09:33 AM

I just wanted to add how frustrated I am by this. You go to the store and buy this cool camera to do great things and are hung up with this mod file problem. Progressiveness by JVC and they do something so stupid like this (I’m sure on purpose-business ya know). At the least I would hope they would have a support site or update site and/or free conversion program, but I haven’t found one yet.
I never look forward to learning the intracasies (sp?) of a new program, but this one has outdone em all.

Flipper reply


09-17-2008 03:16 PM

if you like to just view them with windows media player or real player just change the extension from .mod to .mpog and it works. other thing is editing the file.. there I’m looking for a solution as well. reply


10-08-2008 03:07 AM

I have been using WM Converter for several months now and am happy with the speed and results. most of all it’s free.
http://www.download.com/WM-Converter/3000-2194_4-10700602.html reply


10-22-2008 02:17 PM

I just bought the JVC Enverio in the beginning of Oct. 2008. It came with CyberLink PowerDirect NE software which you can edit the video and save it as AVI MPG etc.. Maybe this is something new JVC is putting in with the camera.
The proble I’ve been having is with “macroblocking / mosaicking / tiling / pixelating” whatever its called. It only seem to happen when I download the movie off the camera onto my desktop which uses Vista. I download the same movie off the camera onto a laptop using XP and the video is perfect. I’m going crazy looking for a codec that may clear up the problem. reply


11-07-2008 09:23 PM

I have the JVC HDD camcorder and I will get an error message at times when I am trying to drag and drop movie files off my camcorder to the desk top. It will transfer some then all of a sudden stop and put up this error message: “parameter incorrect” and it won’t copy any more to my desk top. I am stuck with a whole bunch of movie files on the hard drive of this camcorder I want to burn to a DVD, but they won’t copy over. Help! This is driving me crazy!!!
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03-02-2009 06:03 AM

Hello Flipper, I feel just like you about this scam. Try Prism Video Converter. It is free. Free download and free unlimited use. Take care. Nicola reply


03-21-2009 03:43 PM
JVC Hater

We filmed some stuff for work on the company-owned JVC Everio. Transferred them to my PC at work and they played fine in Windows Media Player. Couple days later I wanted to show the video to a friend on her Dell laptop. Video played, but not sound. Scrounged around the internet and discovered she needed the AC3 Filter codec. Downloaded that and now the sound plays fine along with the video. BUT, next day tried to play the same original videos on my own Dell laptop. Had the opposite of her problem. I had sound just fine, but no video. Actually, Windows Media Player would pick a more or less random still shot from somewhere near the beginning of the video and display that while the sound played in the background. I’ve downloaded one video codec after another today trying to find the secret magic formula for playing this stupid video on my own PC; but still no success. I have come across numerous other people’s rants about JVC and their insanely stupid and incompatible MOD file format. So I’m adding my own. For now as I type this, it’s sort of calming me down. But I will never, EVER purchase anything with my own money that even smells like it’s remotely related to JVC! Thanks for ruining my Saturday afternoon JVC with your POS MOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! reply


04-09-2009 11:57 AM
JVC Sucks

I am trying to upload a video that I recorded on my everio to myspace and I can’t because of the MOD format. Anybody know how to fix this?? reply


05-17-2009 05:32 PM

AC3 Filter codec worked perfect!! Thanks for the tip.

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06-15-2009 01:21 AM
HDD noobzore

i have a mac i have that same problem.
how do i fix it so i can put it on imovie? reply


06-21-2009 01:28 AM
4 posts

Please pardon my ignorance, but I am using XP, are the converters listed above compatible ? THanks... reply


07-02-2009 10:51 AM

pazera free mp4 to avi (google it);
you need to rename .mod to .mp4 first.
lossless conversion to avi (huffyuv codec), or compressed with xvid or codec of choice.
fast and totally free.
I installed it first to convert downloaded youtube mp4 videos, but to my pleasant surprise, it is the perfect tool for .mod conversion as well! reply


07-05-2009 09:25 PM
4 posts

MOD Converter is a powerful Canon MOD Camcorders Panasonic JVC Everio MOD Video converter which could easily convert MOD TOD files to AVI, MPG, MPEG WMV, ASF, MP4, FLV, SWF, 3GP, MOV, M4V, XviD, VOB(DVD format), MKV, MP3, WMA, etc. Following is a step by step guide:
How to convert MOD to AVI WMV MPEG MP4 MOV VOB FLV for Windows Vista

If you works under mac os, you can check:
Mod Converter for Mac can convert .MOD to MP4 formats playable for iPod, iPhone, PSP, PS3, Cell Phone, Apple TV, Zune, Creative Zen, MP4/MP3 players etc. Step by step guide:


07-31-2009 02:18 PM

I found the easiest solution was to rename the file extension .mpg and then the file will play on almost all players. Conversion of the files by means of software is unnecessary. You might have to go into Tools, Folder Options, View and uncheck “hide file extensions” in Windows Explorer or My Computer in order to be able to do that. reply


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