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01-09-2009, 11:29 PM
My JVC camcorder shoots in *mod format. If I copy these direct to a DVD they playback on a DVD player. But I can't play or edit them on my PC. The advice given when Googled is to just change the extention to mpg. Doesn't work. I have tried a program called AVS4YOU that converted MOD to AVI but it still wouldnt play in REAL player or Windows Media Player. Any ideas? David

02-09-2009, 12:21 AM
From filext.com:

"JVC stores the video in files with a .MOD extension which are standard MPEG-2 VOB files with Dolby Digital sound. Third-party editing applications should be able to edit them. "

Knowing this you should be able to work out what to do with them...

VLC Media player will play them, or you could install a codec if you want to play them in WMP

02-09-2009, 12:38 AM
Hi to all
long time guest, first time posting.
suggest you check this guys method.
hope it works for you.

02-09-2009, 11:38 AM
This also seems helpful


02-09-2009, 12:32 PM
That does look quite useful

Welcome to PressF1

02-09-2009, 02:48 PM
Change extension to .MPG :)

04-09-2009, 06:55 PM
Thanks KarameaDave The second of your websites pointed me in the right direction. VLC Media player will play the clips as mod or mpg files. SDCopy changes the extensins to MPG quickly. But I am restricted to using VLC media player as Real player, Windows Media player and Windows Movie Maker only recognise mpg and play the clips as a blank screen with audio. Anyone any ideas as to why this is happening? David

04-09-2009, 07:08 PM
As I said in my first post, you will need to install a DVD decoder/codec on your system that Windows Media Player can use.

It does not come with one by default, and the codecs that come with VLC can only be used by VLC.

However there may be another reason. If you can get audio then it's possible the codec is OK but you have some problem with your video settings (in WMP itself or in windows/video drivers)

To find out if you have compatible codecs or not, you can use this program: http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

Then you can open the file with it, and it will tell you what codecs are installed on your system to play the file, unless there are none and then it will give an error.

04-09-2009, 07:29 PM
You could always use VLC to convert them to 'standard' MPG files, or WMV, or whatever format you like. Just watch out, the default bitrate is 800Kb/s!

04-09-2009, 11:41 PM
Thanks Agent 2 gspot tells me I don't have the codec installed. What's a codec? & how do I install one?'

05-09-2009, 01:16 AM
I suggest you visit the ffdshow tryout website
http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/ there you will get a very efficient
codec pack. klite http://download.cnet.com/K-Lite-Mega-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10794603.html is another alternative.