How to Deal with the .MOD Files
Digital camcorders may be a family essential item nowadays to record fantastic and memorable scene. It's convenient to edit the videos and share with friends. But if you bought the camcorders in some models of JVC GZ-MG, Panasonic SDR and Canon FS in the past, MOD file is totally no stranger to you.
MOD is a tapeless video format used by JVC, Panasonic and Canon in some models of digital camcorders (e.g. GZ-MG505, SDR-S100, FS100). MOD file is actually a standard MPEG-2 encoded video with AC3 audio. So it can be viewed on a computer with a player that is capable of supporting MPEG-2 video. Also, MOD file can be easily authored to burn to DVD for watching on a DVD player without recompression, because it is fully compliant with DVD-video standard.
However, MOD is still incompatible with most smartphones, tablets, media players, portable devices as well as video editing software. You may meet the similar problems below:
Q: The videos from my camcorder are saved as .mod files. But Windows Media Player played them with the error "unrecognized file extension". I cannot import them to edit in neither Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Premiere. Can anyone help me? I can't believe it would be so difficult!!
Q: I have a JVC Everio Video Camera. This camera uses a strange video file extension (.mod). I tried to play these video files on Windows Media Player but failed. I also tried to import these files in windows movie maker but still with no luck. Please give me a solution. I would appreciate any idea.
Q: After searching the internet far and wide, I'm at loss. Can anyone please suggest any simple way I can convert MOD files to MP4 or AVI or WMV for editing and burning? I need to do this for a friend so he can play it on his DVD player. I don't need to be able to do any fancy editing to the video, just a simple conversion so that his DVD player can fully play it. I searched the internet far and wide but there just doesn't seem to be any straightforward answer. Please help me.
To make MOD video playable and more compatible, the best solution is to convert MOD files to a popular and frequently-used format, such as convert MOD format to MP4, convert MOD to AVI, convert MOD to MOV, etc. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is such an MOD to MP4 converter which enables you to convert MOD to almost all video and audio formats in batches. If you want to upload to YouTube, Facebook, etc, there is no need to check YouTube video specs, the built-in preset optimized profile will help you skip over all the tedious process. Meanwhile, it can help compress and reduce file size without quality loss so that you can play back smoothly, burn to DVD, share with friends, stream to TV, import to video editors and so forth. Free download and install this MOD converter on Windows PC, then follow this simple guide on how to convert MOD to MP4 below.
WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can help convert MOD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, etc. Actually, it can smartly handle almost all camcorder footages including AVCHD (MTS/M2TS), MXF, MOV, etc. Learn more >
Open this MOD to MP4 converter, click "Add Files" or simply drag the MOD files into this program.
Add MOD Files
Note: It also enables you to import and convert M2V to MP4, PVR to MP4, TREC to MP4, MSWMM to MP4, MTS to MP4, MXF to MP4, and more. Meanwhile, you are capable of cutting video, mergeing multiple videos into one, add subtitles in this MOD to MP4 converter.
Open Output Format list on the right side, select MP4 profile under Video Tab.
Select MP4 Profile as Output Format
Tips: There is a wide range of preset optimized video & audio profiles for your choice as well as other portable devices. Besides, you can convert MOD to 4K video, HEVC video, VP9 video, HTML5 video, etc. For advanced users, you're allowed to adjust video parameters like change resolution, aspect ratio, encoder, bitrate, frame rate, etc.
Adjust Video Parameters
After setting the output folder, hit "Run" button to start to convert MOD to MP4. The work will be finished in the shortest time.
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