Okay I am pretty frustrated, and I know this has been discussed before, but I have had no luck when reading other threads. I think I may have narrowed our problem down to one simple thing but I am not sure. I have an occasion approaching in a week and need to clear off my JVC Everio but can't seem to get them to play on my MacBook. It's the common problem of converting .MOD to .MOV or .MPEG ... When I simply rename them to .MPEG my QuickTime won't let me open it nor can I import it to iMovie or FCE... Is it because i do not have the mpeg-2 plug in? ... I have downloaded mpeg streamclip and it is telling me that i need the mpeg-2 for it to export for quicktime. I know it costs $20, but I just want to know that this will solve my problem before I go and spend the money. i appreciate any advice please ASAP!!! thank you!!