MOD and Windows Movie Maker Incompatible Issues – Fixed

This article teaches you how to edit JVC/Panasonic/Canon .MOD video in Windows Movie Maker then upload to YouTube if you like.

mod-to-windows-movie-makerI am trying to import files to Windows Movie Maker that came from my Canon FS300 video camera. But I get this error. When I view the files on my HD is says they are .MOD but Movie Maker doesn’t recognize them. I need some tips and tricks to work MOD files with Windows Movie Maker.

Searching high and low, I got some help online. MOD is the file extension for the video file format used on many camcorders, such as JVC Everio, Panasonic and Canon etc. If you get MOD files and want to edit in Windows Movie Maker, you may find it impossible to import MOD to Windows Movie Maker directly for editing.

Here, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter which can fast and best convert JVC, Panasonic and Canon MOD/TOD videos to popular videos such as AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4, FLV, MKV, 3GP etc for Windows Movie Maker and other video editing programs on Windows.

Tips: If you need to edit MOD videos in FCP, iMovie on Mac, you can turn to Mac MOD Converter to convert MOD to MOV for iMovie, FCP on Mac.

How to Convert MOD to Windows (Live) Movie Maker

Step 1: Import MOD clips to the converter

Run the smart MOD video converter and you can import MOD clips to the program through drag-drop or clicking Add button. If you like, check the “Merge into one” box to join MOD clips together.

Step 2: Choose target format

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: Start MOD to Movie Maker conversion

When everything is ready, click the Convert button and all the imported MOD video files will be converted to WMV format.

After conversion, load converted MOV clips to Movie Maker. Depending on your version of Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker, the buttons are slightly different:

Import MOD video to Windows Movie Maker: Open Windows Movie Maker and click Import or Import Video on the left to import your video to the movie collection and drag and drop to the timeline for editing.

Import MOD video to Windows Live Movie Maker: Start Windows Live Movie Maker and go to Home tab in the ribbon menu and click Add video in the Add panel to locate the converted MOD files.

Additional Tips: How to upload your MOD video to YouTube

After editing MOD files in Windows Movie Maker, you may wanna upload these clips to YouTube. Well, a video file should meet the following requirements so that it can be uploaded to YouTube site.

1. In an acceptable format: WMV, MPEG4, MOV, AVI and MPEG.
2. Video length is shorter 10 minutes.
3. File size is smaller than 1GB.

Step 1: Sign up a YouTube account or Gmail account, then click the Upload button on any YouTube web page. See the figure below:

Step 2:  Type in the information of your video file, including Title, Description, Category and tags. To increase the chances that your video can be easily found, you should put as much information as possible.

Step 3:  Set this video to be public or private.

Step 4: Click the “Upload a video” button. When you see the next window, click the “Browse” button to select the video file you want to upload. Then click the “Upload Video” button to upload it. After the upload is finished, you will see the completion page. See the figure below:

Step 5:  Click “My Videos” and you will see the video.

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