MOD File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a MOD file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MOD files.

What is a MOD file?

Files that contain the .mod file extension are usually audio files. The MOD file format is the standard music module format that is used by the majority of audio tracking applications.

MOD files contain note patterns, instrument numbers and controller messages. The file has different sound samples assigned to different tracks within the file.

MOD files can be created by a variety of MOD creation applications including StarTrekker, Noise Tracker and FastTracker.

Files that contain the .mod file extension may also contain videos that have been taken with certain JVC, Canon and Panasonic camcorders. The files are normally created with software that is included with the digital camcorder.

How to open MOD files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension MOD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MOD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension MOD

While we know of one file format using the .MOD file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .MOD file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of MOD files. Remember, different programs may use MOD files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
VAFPlayerVAFPlayerUser submitted
Prism Video File ConverterPrism Video File ConverterUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MOD-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with MOD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!