What's Mod format , How to play or Convert MOD file on mac

Mod file format: MOD is a computer file format used primarily to represent music, and was the first module file format. MOD files use the “.MOD” file extension, except on the Amiga where the original trackers instead use a “mod.” prefix scheme, e.g. “mod.echoing”. A MOD file contains a set of instruments in the form of samples, a number of patterns indicating how and when the samples are to be played, and a list of what patterns to play in what order.

Q1: What is a MOD format and how do I play MOD file on Mac ?


.MOD files are JVC's implementation of MPEG-2 transport streams, similar to a VOB file on a DVD or the M2T files used on Sony hard drive camcorders.

If you just want to play back .MOD video files on your Mac simply rename them as .MPG or .MV2 and you should have no problem in opening and viewing your video clips in VLC, MPlayer OS X or Quicktime.

Q2: How can I convert MOD/MOI files to AVI, MPEG, MP4 or MOV files on Mac ?


You can use a Mac Video Converter tool to convert MOD to AVI, convert MOD to MPEG, convert MOD to MPG, convert Mod to MOV. Visit the guide of MOD Converter for Mac

Q3: How do you convert MOD Files so I can import them into imovie.......The camera is JVC Everio with 30gb hard drive


Connect the camera and then launch iMovie 7 or above. It will "see" your camera and offer to import the file.
Visit the video demo to know how to use it.

iMovie supports limited formats, such as 3GP, AVI, DAT, MOV, MP4 and MPG, if you have other video formats, you can use video converter for mac to convert videos to these formats, then import to iMovie. Check the MOD Converter for Mac Guide finish your job.

Q4: I have a JVC HD camcorder that uses MOD/MOI files but cannot transfer them to DVD ?


If you use iDVD to create a DVD slideshow, you should use a video converter to convert MOD to iDVD supported formats. Check the Mac MOD Converter Guide to convert MOD files, then use iDVD.

use a Mac DVD Creator that support various video formats (MOD, WMV, MOV, HD video, MP4, etc) to burn them to a DVD. Follow the guide of DVD Creator for Mac.

Q5: Which camcorders do record in MOD video format ?


JVC MOD camcorders

2004: GZ-MC100 (SD), GZ-MC200 (SD)
2005: GZ-MG30 (HDD), GZ-MG70 (HDD)
2006: GZ-MG37 (HDD), GZ-MG77 (HDD), GZ-MG505 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2007: GZ-MG130 (HDD), GZ-MG155 (HDD), GZ-MG255 (HDD), GZ-MG555 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2008: GZ-MS100U (SD/SDHC card)
2008: GZ-MG7230 (30 GB HDD, MicroSD)
2009: GZ-MG630 (60 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG670 (80 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG680 (120 GB HDD, MicroSD)

Panasonic MOD camcorders

2003: SV-AV100 (SD card)
2005: SDR-S100 (SD card)
2006: SDR-S150 (SD/SDHC card)
2007: SDR-S10 (SD/SDHC card), SDR-H18 (HDD, SD card), SDR-H200 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2008: SDR-H40 (HDD, SD/SDHC card), SDR-H60 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2008: SDR-SW20 (SD/SDHC card)

Canon MOD Camcorders

2008: FS100 (SDHC), FS10 (SDHC), FS11 (SDHC)

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