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Posted By: Tootler
06-Sep-09 - 03:03 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Camcorder video format
Subject: Tech: Camcorder video format
My new video camera produces files with names of the form "movxxx.mod" In addition there are associated files named "movxxx.moi" (In both cases xxx is a three digit number) When I transfer these to the computer, the *.mod files are the actual videos and load in most (but not all) software so the *moi files seem, on the surface to be redundant.

In Ubuntu Linux, the file icons show as an audio file rather than a video file though the movie player will play them OK, but the VLC media player does not. I could import them into the Kino video editor OK.

In Windows, they show as video files and will play OK in Windows Media Player. but (IIRC) I had to convert them to another format to edit them in Windows Movie Maker.

Does anyone know anything about this particular format and also what is the purpose of the *.moi files?

Not a major problem, but I am curious.