I. JVC camcorder, Canon camcorder,Sony handycam and other similar cameras record their movies as .MOD/.TOD/.MTS files. A question thus arises, how to play .MOD/.TOD/.MTS files on Computer?
For playback, I liked the VLC player the best. An alternative player is MPlayer (but it played my movies rather slow).
Since MOD/TOD/MTS Video files are not supported by windows media player, windows movie maker and iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Creative Zen, Blackberry, etc portable MP3 MP4 Players, Cell Phone, if you want to import these files from your camcorders to edit on windows movie maker, or play on iPod, even burn to DVD Disc? You may need to convert MOD to WMV Video files first, here is a tutorial that will outline one method of convert the Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Everio camcorder supported video files, such as convert MOD to AVI, or convert MOD to MPEG , MP4 FLV VOB MOV MKV MP3, etc common video formats which are compatiable with WMP and other portable multimedia players.
II. How to Convert MOD Video files to AVI WMV MPEG MP4 FLV VOB MOV MKV MP3
Step 1. Copy the .MOD/.TOD/.MTS file from your video camera to your hard drive. Click the “Add Files” button to browse your computer hard disc and load the MOD/TOD/MTS video files you want to convert to the HD Converter.
Step 2. Select Output Settings
Click Format bar, select Common Video-> WMV / HD Video -> HD WMV and then type in output path in Output bar or click the small folder icon to specify a destination folder. Check Merge into one box and the selected files in file list will be combined and output as one file. Click Edit menu and enter Trim window to cut off unwanted clips and reduce the output WMV to exactly what you want.
Tips: In the output settings area you can click “Settings” button to customize the output parameters like video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, encoder, etc, if you want to make things simple, the default setting also works well.
Step 3: The last step will be conversion. Click “Start” button on the HD Video Converter, and all the tasks will be done. During the whole conversion, you can have a clear idea of the conversion process such as converted length and time in the “Converting” window popped up.
Tips: If you want to customize the video, this HD Video Converter offers a powerful video editing function, including cropping video, setting the video effects, clipping to choose the length of the movie, even customizing personal watermark to meet your personalized needs.
After you convert MOD/TOD/MTS Video files with Pavtube HD Video Converter, you can import MOD/TOD/MTS Movie from your camcorders to Windows Movie Maker, iPod, Zune, etc without problem