I have a newer JVC Everio video camera with HD recording. I can move the *.MOD files to my son's computer. Getting them to play is a problem. They play on my computer seemingly OK.
Both computers use XP Pro. He used Media Player 11.0 while I use 10.0.
Based on some other posts, I tried changing the file extensions from MOD to mpg and mpeg. Media Player after opening the video files says "acquiring codec" in the bottom left of the screen and then pops up an error that it can't play the file based on the codec. I've downloaded two suggested codecs (Stinkys' and DJBCP light). When installed ,one will show video but not sound. The second codec does the opposite. I tried Apple QuickTime, and it didn't work either.
I don't know how a codec that works got on my computer, and my son's doesn't have one. I would think that a mpeg2 codec would be installed by default in Windows XP.
Next my son wants to use the video files in Windows Movie Maker, and it now complains about codecs too. I presume if I get on to work properly for Media Player then Movie Maker will follow.
Can someone clarify the codec issues I'm facing and how to find ones that work fully or why the ones I downloaded aren't working properly?