How to convert MOD to Windows Movie Maker WMV/AVI

Published on by Chris King

If you're troubled in importing MOD files into Windows Movie Maker for further editing, follow the quick-start guide to learn how to make MOD editable in Windows Movie Maker without quality loss. 

How to convert MOD to Windows Movie Maker WMV/AVI

I have an old Panasonic SDR-H40P camcorder that produces video in .MOD format. As I understand, the preferred format for Windows Movie Maker is .WMV or .AVI. How can I convert MOD to Windows Movie Maker edit-friendly format and keep the audio and the aspect ratio in tact? Searched widely and I got some tech support for loading MOD files into Windows Movie Maker correctly.

Some guys state that files with an extension of .MOD are MPEG-2 files, so rename them to .MPG for Windows Movie Maker would help me out.

I tried the solution. When I rename the file from .MOD to .MPG and with Movie Maker open, I "Import into Collections" and get the following response; C:\Data\My Documents\My Home Videos\Thanksgiving 2014\Gingerbread House\11272008_120638.mpg could not be imported…

I had to struggle to find another good workaround. In this try, more than one people suggest to convert MOD to a Movie Maker compatible format e.g. WMV, which will ensures a perfect MOD importing, playing and editing workflow with Windows Movie Maker.

Here is the step-by-step guide on transcocding MOD to WMV for Windows Movie Maker with Brorsoft Video Converter. This video app can help you change MOD into a different format (e.g. .wmv, .avi) with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into WMM with smooth editing without any trouble. Below is how to.

Step 1: Run MOD video converter and you can import MOD clips to the program through “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button. If you like, check the “Merge into one” box to join MOD clips together.

Step 2: Hit the Format box and select HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.

Tip: Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary.

Step 3: Finally, click “Convert” icon and your MOD files will converted into .WMV files ready to be imported into Windows Movie Maker.

You’re done! Now you can easily import MOD clips into Windows Movie Maker for editing smoothly.

Additional Tips:

This  MOD to Windows Movie Maker Converter not only can help you deal with MOD to WMM, but also enables anyone with MOD, AVI, MKV, FLV, MPG, MTS, MXF, VOB, etc files to use in any non-linear editors including Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, etc to meet your different needs.

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