Alright, after countless hours of searching and experimenting, I think I’ve found the best way to get the .mod files converted and playable in Windows Media Player, as well as compatible with Windows Movie Maker.
This method works like a charm and should be the answer to all your prayers.
Step 1. Convert the .mod files to either .mpg or .avi with one of the methods previously mentioned in this thread. Changing the file extension, like Saunnie previously stated, works fine.
Step 2. Download and install Any Video Converter. (http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/) The free version works fine and has no pesky watermark or any crap like that.
Step 3. Once Any Video Converter has been installed, open it and import your converted .mod file, (Converted to either .mpg or .avi)
Step 4. Use Any Video Converter to convert the .avi/.mpg to .wmv (WMV V9, preferably.)
Now, your files should be compatible with both WMP and Windows Movie Maker.
One last tip:
Make sure the video settings are set to 720x480 resolution in Any Video Converter. This keeps the 16x9 format intact.
yes those mod files will play if you just change the file extension from .mod to .mpeg however if you do that and you recorded on your camera in 16:9 it will try and read the file as if it was shot in 4:3 resulting in a squashed picture. i use “SDcopy V1.99 Beta by Sektionschef” for all my .mod file conversions it doesn’t squish the picture and it seems to be a “lossless” file conversion. it was a free download however i cant remember what site that i was able to download it from when i find it again i will repost
I know this is an old thread, but it saved my day! Was finally able to convert my son’s wrestling videos! Thanks! Although I did have to do a search on how to change file extentions on Vista, but once I did that it was a breeze! Thanks again!
ive got a mac. and ive been using this jvc hard drive cam corder, to shoot video recently ive ben just changing the MOD to MPG and it worked fine, but just today the mpg’s have no audio!! need help please. any idea?
1: What is .Mod and .Tod video?
2: How to convert .Mod and .Tod video to AVI, MPG, WMV, MPEG?
1: .Mod and .Tod videos are mainly produced by digital harddisk camcorder such as JVC camcorder and so on. It is not common video formats and can only be played on some special players.
2:Tipard（Windows）Mod Converter and Tipard Mod Converter for Mac are all professional mod video converters. They can convert Mod and Tod videos to any popular video formats such as AVI, WMV, RM, RMVB, MP3, etc.
1.Capture favorite pictures
Capture your favorite pictures when preview your video and you can choose to save it as JPEG, GIF or BMP formats. You can also set the saved folder or it will be saved automatically in the defaulted folder.
2.Set output video and audio parameters
Detailed video and audio settings are provided by this Mod Video Converter software for you to adjust, such as Resolution, Video Bitrate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, Sample Rate, etc.
3.Fastest Conversion Speed
Provide the fastest conversion speed (>400%), completely support dual core CPU.
4.Easy to use
Just few clicks to finish the process of converting. This Mod Video Converter is especially easy for new users.
Hi all, .Mod and .Tod videos are mainly produced by digital harddisk camcorder such as JVC camcorder and so on. It is not common video formats and can only be played on some special players, if you want to watch these video on your iPod, iPhone, PSP, Archos and other portable devices you need a MOD Converter, i use 4Videosoft Tod Mod Converter which works well for me, more info can visite their official site: http://www.4videosoft.com/tod-mod-converter.html
i have the JVC too! Ok, i need to rname the .MOD file to .AVI for windows movie maker but how do yuo rename it? PLEASE HELP this is a school project im working on thats due monday! if i dont convert these files i cant edit
I recently bought a MacBook Pro to use with my MOD video files, from my JVC Everio HDD Camcorder, and found the same issue with this file type. I downloaded the EasyWMV program, changed the file extension from MOD to AVI and then ran them through Easy WMV. They look great, sound great, and play great on my Mac. Thanks for the advice.
I was having that problem too, Evanna--But I figured it out--the host website was down, so they moved the program. SDCopy will convert your Mod files to mpgs (in batch format, so you dont have to go one by one changing them) AND you can set it to keep the widescreen flags if you recorded in 16:9! Plus it gives you the option of renaming. A simple program, and the converted files are ready for any editing program of mpgs.
Here’s the link info I found:
Now the latest version V1.9991beta of SDcopy can be downloaded from:
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I have found this link on many forumns but it just brings me to a strange website that doesnâ€™t help at all.