Files on a PC differ when brought to a Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by silentscreams22, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. silentscreams22 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    #1
    Hello!

    I have some MPEG files that I got off my camcorder using the PC and transfered those files to my removal HDD. When these mpeg files are brought to the Mac instead of showing them as a mpeg file they show up as .MOD files and won't open in any program I have installed. I'm running OS Leopard.

    Also I was wondering if there is a way to transfer the video files from my camcorder using my Mac. The installation disc that came with the camera didn't include anything to install on a mac it just has the stuff for PC's. My camcorder is a JVC Everio I'm not sure the exact model number but I can look it up if its needed.

    Is there anyway to get these files to work on my Mac? I don't use my PC much except to cross check compatibly between browsers and such for web design.
     
  2. mediaguru macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Location:
    The middle of BentFork, TN
    #2
    What happens when you manually change the .mod extensions to .mpg? I have read that the .mod files are actually MPEG2 streams....
     
  3. silentscreams22 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    #3
    It changes the icon to a Quicktime icon but then I click that and it gives an error message saying its not a valid movie file.
     
  4. mediaguru macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Location:
    The middle of BentFork, TN
    #4
    I would try the free ffmpegx app and see if it will convert them to a usable format.
     

Share This Page