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[MOD Media Files] What is a MOD File and How to Open It?

Author by Vita

July 16, 2020

You have come across a MOD video or audio file but fail to open it in your default media player. Then, you might wonder what the file exactly is and look for some programs to recognize it. In this post, we will explain the rare file and tell you how to play MOD files.

Part 1. What is a MOD File?

MOD can refer to the file format and extension of different files and applications, such as standard music module format that is similar to MIDI protocol, video format used on some digital camcorders, game applications using the Vassal game engine, modules created for specified programs, etc. But since people would usually encounter MOD audio files and MOD videos, we primarily dig into the two types of files herein.

MOD Audio File: An audio file with a .mod extension is a standard music module file. It stores sequencing information, sound samples and musical score, which enables audio tracking applications to produce a new composition. Most often, MOD audio files are created by SoundTracker, StarTrekker, Noise Tracker, FastTracker, etc. Since MOD audio files are mostly for games and demo programs, people most likely meet them when downloading game music tunes. However, MOD is quite an earlier music module format and with the advent of a series of advanced successors, it is gradually losing popularity.

MOD Video File: Used by certain JVC, Cannon and Panasonic camcorders, MOD is also a video format for capturing footage. If you still hold an old digital camcorder to record videos, such as JVC EVERIO (GZ-MC100, MG130, MG7230, and MG630), Canon FS, or Panasonic D-Snap SD-card camcorder, you would get the MOD files. MOD video format contains MPEG-2 video and AC3 audio, yet due to the rarely used extension, MOD files are still not supported by most applications.

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Part 2. Best MOD File Player – VLC Media Player

Both MOB audio and video files are not commonly used format types these days, so you may get a problem with MOD playback in a regular media player. Fortunately, with VLC media player, you won’t be disturbed by the problem anymore. VLC is one of the mightiest free media players in the field. It can recognize most of the media files in daily life and smartly decode MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3 and more codecs and formats without accessorial codec packs. No matter you want to play MOD music module files or recorded MOD video clips, VLC media player can promptly load the target file and display the best effect. Beyond that, VLC has many customization options and extra functions. You can freely change the skin, install additions, record screen, cut audio, and so on. It is regarded as the must-have media player among many users. You can use it to open MOD files.


How to open MOD files in VLC

Part 3. Convert MOD to Modern Video Formats (MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc.)

Converting MOD to a more common video or audio file format is also a workable way to play it. After the conversion, you’re able to play the file on more platforms and devices. For MOD video files, you can convert MOD to MP4, AVI, MOV, MPG, etc. and as for MOD audio file, MP3 is undeniably the most widely used choice. At this point, a MOD converter will be useful. WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is our proven option. Besides the standard video and audio formats all file converters can deal with, Free HD Video Converter Factory also adds support for many rare format types and MOD is included. Here is how to use the file converter to convert MOD files.

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Easy Guide for All Users: How to Convert MOD Files

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Step 1. Enter the Video Converter

Open Free HD Video Converter Factory, select “Converter” from the function modules.

Step 2. Import MOD Files

Click “Add Files”, select and add MOD video or MOD audio files. You can also drag and drop the files into the Video Converter window for import.

Enter the Converter screen

Step 3. Choose Output Format

Click the output format icon on the right to extend the format menu. Then choose MP4, AVI, MKV, MPG, MOV, etc. under Video tab; choose MP3, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or any of other audio formats under the Audio tab. Just choose the fitting one at your discretion.

Choose a needed format

Step 4. Finalize the Conversion

There is a tiny triangle button at the bottom of the screen. Hit it and set the output destination. Then, click on “Run” and the process will be activated. Due to the fast video converter, soon you will get the converted files.

Time for conversion

In Summary

We have introduced two types of MOD files and also go further, sharing two ways with you about how to open .mod files. Hopefully, this post will be useful for you to have a clear idea of such files. Meanwhile, we will be glad to receive feedback from you.

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