How to Play MOD Files

An MOD is a recording format widely used on digital camcorders, such as the JVC, Panasonic and Canon. This format is very inconvenient to use, for it fails to work on most popular media players, applications and much more. If you have troubles in rendering the MOD files on your existing media player like Windows Media Player; there are some other top cross-platform MOD players as alternatives. No matter what your computer operation system is, you can play the MOD files smoothly. Check out the top 3 MOD players available. But if you're used to the original media player that doesn't support an MOD, converting the MOD file is the only solution.

Top 1 MOD Player: VLC

VLC media player is a free and open-source media player with their versions compatible for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BeOS, MorphOS, BSD, Solaris, iOS and eComStation. It enjoys a higher reputation due to its wide audio and video format support, subtitle inserts, built-in basic editing features as well as conversion ability. You can use it to handle any video format, including an MOD.

You can download the MOD player from the VLC site.

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Top 2 MOD Player: MPlayer

Mplayer is also a free and open source media player. Although MPlayer is not as popular as VLC, it has similar functions as VLC media player. It is available for all major operating systems including Linux and other Unix-like systems and Microsoft Windows as well as Mac OS X. On top of that, it also supports a wide variety of media formats such as the MOD, MPEG, VOB, ASF, WMA, WMV, VIVO, QT, MOV, MP4, AVI, OGG, OGM, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo and much more.

You can download the MOD player for your Mac OS X from the Mplayer site.

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How to Play MOD Files by Converting MOD

There are two situations where you'll need to convert your MOD files. The first one is  where you'll want to playback your MOD files on a software, program or application that doesn't support an MOD file format. The other is to convert the MOD files for further use on applications such as Adobe Premiere or devices like iPhone, iPad, smartphones and etc. To convert an MOD file to any other format that you'll want, continue reading: convert MOD to MP4. If you need any other help, feel free to get in touch with our Support's team. 

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