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    Default MOD 30 videos cannot open

    I have some videos I saved in Documents and they are in MOD30 format. My laptop does not recognize these and I am unable to open. Is there a way to create a different format so I can view?

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    It seems converting .MOD files is quite easy. As I understand it, the manufacturers of the various video cameras have just changed the extension, but the files are really .mpg. Check this article .. How To Convert The MOD Camcorder Video Format To MPG Instantly let us know how it turns out.


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    I tried the link and cannot understand how to change the format. It appears to be a simple fix however I cannot figure it out.

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    Try right clicking on the .MOD file > properties > in the title box you'll see the file name with .mod > highlight the extension mod (note do not highlight the period '.') and delete mod > type in mpg > OK. You have now changed the mod file to mpg. Note, this does not apply to most extensions, instead other conversions go through a conversion program.

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    Canuck has the answer ...below is some details

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    First, make sure you have your Windows Operating System set to show file extensions.

    You can find this option under Folder Options in Windows Explorer.
    (Which OS?...usually just open Windows Explorer and select the folder options...then change the option to view extensions)

    Then you can rename the fileís extension to be .MPG and make it work. You heard me correctly ó by simply renaming the file, you will make it work in Windows Media Player or any DVD authoring or burning software just like that! Letís see it in action:
    Right click on the file and choose Rename like so:
    Rename the extension from .MOD to .MPG and then you will see this warning:
    Click Yes and that is it! You have successfully converted your camcorderís video file without any sort of MOD file converter, but instead with a simple rename! Who knew it could be so easy!
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    The file is in my documents/my pictures when I open the file, right click properties what i see is "MOV03A" in the title box. Am I accessing this correctly?

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    is it 'name.MOV03A' ? If so, delete MOV03A and replace with mpg.


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    I discovered "file extension" was hidden and unchecked. I was able to change the file nave to MPG however it still won't open.

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    This is fairly simple...see below

    You can install a third party like Ifranview
    IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide

    You will need to first open ifran then open the file location
    Then open file and change the file type via Ifran..also, F2 will open in ifran

    Note: This program works for audio and image file types


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    Thanks for all your help, however I am unable to navigate Ifran and get the movies to open. I'm going to give up for now.
    What seems simple sometimes is very difficult.

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