Answer Best answer as chosen by user wyncee--2008
A little clarification then
maybe a solution...
MOV is a media file type common to users of QuickTime. Traditionally, this file format is common to Apple products, but the QuickTime player for Windows and several dSLRs that happen to capture video as a convenience feature use this MOV media envelope.
For comparison, AVI is a Windows media file type that also is an envelope for various types of video and audio commonly used by Windows Media Player (same with WMV).
MOD is yet another media file type and is a "modified" container for standard definition video files captured by a few consumer grade camcorders. JVC used it a lot... Panasonic uses it - as you have found.
Generally speaking, Windows Media Player can have issues with MOD files. I would suggest using a more robust media player - like VLC Player - to deal with MOD file playback. As for editing, MovieMaker likes DV and WMV files - among a very few others. To get the MOD files into a file format MovieMaker likes to deal with, you have some options... One is to use a transcoder like HandBrake from www.handbrake.fr or MPEG Streamclip from www.squared5.com to convert the MOD files to WMV or other file format MovieMaker prefers. Another is to use sektionchief's "sdcopy.exe" application to convert to mpeg2 files...
Once the MOD file is converted to something MovieMaker will deal with, quit whatever converter tool you used, launch MovieMaker and drag the converted file to the storage area or timeline. The converted file should have an easier time with Windows Media Player, too.
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