.MOD File Extension

There are 8 file types use the .MOD file extension:

  1. Music Module File
  2. Amiga Music Module File
  3. GRUB Module
  4. Fortran Module File
  5. Camcorder Recorded Video File
  6. Neverwinter Nights Module
  7. AMPL Model File
  8. ArchiCAD Module

1. Music Module File

Music Module File
  • Developer Karsten Obarski
  • Popularity
    3.9 (37 votes)
  • Category Audio Files
  • Format N/A

A MOD file is a music module file saved in the standard music module format, which originated from the Amiga module format. It contains note patterns (similar to a .MIDI file) and sound samples, representing different instruments that are played back according to the notes. MOD files are typically used for background music in video games and in the "demoscene" computer art subculture.

You can open a MOD file with various audio players, such as Nullsoft Winamp (Windows), VideoLAN VLC media player (multiplatform), Schism Tracker (multiplatform), and MikMod (multiplatform). Some audio players that support MOD files may no longer be developed and not work on modern operating systems.

On an Android device, you can play MOD files with Xmp Mod Player, and on iOS devices, you can use PureModPlay or VividTracker to play MOD files.

You can also convert MOD files with various applications, such as MilkyTracker (Windows) and Cog (macOS).

Software's name License Platforms
Cog Cog Open Source Mac
Extended Module Player Extended Module Player Free Linux
gxine gxine Free Linux
Impulse Tracker Impulse Tracker Free Windows
KMPlayer KMPlayer Free Windows
Lars Forsberg VividTracke‪r Lars Forsberg VividTracke‪r Paid iOS
MikMod MikMod Freeware LinuxMacWindows
MilkyTracker MilkyTracker Free LinuxMacWindows
Nullsoft Winamp Nullsoft Winamp Freeware AndroidMacWindows
PureModPla‪y PureModPla‪y Free iOS
Schism Tracker Schism Tracker Freeware LinuxMacWindows
UModPlayer UModPlayer Free Linux
VideoLAN VLC media player VideoLAN VLC media player Open Source AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindows
XMMS XMMS Open Source Linux
Xmp Mod Player Xmp Mod Player Free Android

Updated: May 25, 2021

2. Amiga Music Module File

Amiga Music Module File
  • Developer N/A
  • Popularity
    3.9 (36 votes)
  • Category Audio Files
  • Format N/A

Standard music module format recognized by most audio tracking programs; may be created by FastTracker, StarTrekker, Noise Tracker, or another MOD creation program.

MOD files contain note patterns (much like a MIDI file) as well as sound samples used for different instruments. The sound samples are assigned to different tracks within the module and are played back according to the notes in the score.

Software's name License Platforms
CocoModX CocoModX Freeware Mac
DeliPlayer DeliPlayer Freeware Windows
Extended Module Player Extended Module Player Free Linux
gxine gxine Free Linux
Impulse Tracker Impulse Tracker Free Windows
KMPlayer KMPlayer Free Windows
MikMod MikMod Freeware LinuxMacWindows
MOD4Win MOD4Win Free Windows
MODPlug Player MODPlug Player Freeware Windows
Nullsoft Winamp Nullsoft Winamp Freeware AndroidMacWindows
PlayerPro PlayerPro Free Mac
Schism Tracker Schism Tracker Freeware LinuxMacWindows
Totem Totem Free Linux
uFMOD   —  Discontinued uFMOD  —  Discontinued Free Linux
UModPlayer UModPlayer Free Linux
VideoLAN VLC media player VideoLAN VLC media player Open Source AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindows
XimpleMOD XimpleMOD Free Mac
XMMS XMMS Open Source Linux
XMPlay XMPlay Free Windows

Updated: November 26, 2015

3. GRUB Module

GRUB Module
  • Developer The GNU Project
  • Popularity
    3.8 (5 votes)
  • Category System Files
  • Format N/A

Software module used by GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader), a boot loader used for loading multiple operating systems; stores a GRUB module and is loaded by GRUB 2 dynamically only if needed for the particular boot process.

GRUB 2 was slightly redesigned to be modular. This design allows a smaller footprint for the boot loader since only required modules are loaded.

GRUB MOD files are located in the /boot/grub/ or /boot/grub2/ directories.

Software's name License Platforms
GNU GRUB GNU GRUB Free Linux

Updated: December 11, 2011

4. Fortran Module File

Fortran Module File

Compiled program file written in the Fortran programming language; created for each module declaration within the Fortran source code; groups related procedures and data together in a single file, which can be referenced other program units.

Fortran MOD files are "intermediate" files and are not meant to be opened manually. However, they may be referenced by Fortran compilers, such as those listed below.

Updated: September 22, 2007

5. Camcorder Recorded Video File

Camcorder Recorded Video File

Video file captured with a JVC EVERIO digital camcorder, such as the EVERIO GZ-MC100, MG130, MG7230, and MG630, or with Canon FS and Panasonic D-Snap SD-card camcorders; uses MPEG2 compression for video and MPEG-1 Audio Layer II compression for the audio track.

MOD files can be opened and exported to a different video file format using the software included with the digital camcorder.

Software's name License Platforms
CyberLink PowerDirector CyberLink PowerDirector Commercial AndroidiOSMacWindows
CyberLink PowerProducer CyberLink PowerProducer Commercial Windows
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows
iOrgsoft MOD Converter iOrgsoft MOD Converter Free Trial Windows
JVC Everio Utility JVC Everio Utility Windows
Nero Nero Commercial Windows
Roxio Creator Roxio Creator Commercial Windows
Totem Totem Free Linux

Updated: February 10, 2020

6. Neverwinter Nights Module

Neverwinter Nights Module
  • Developer BioWare
  • Popularity
    2.3 (3 votes)
  • Category Game Files
  • Format N/A

Module created for the Neverwinter Nights (NWN) series of video games; contains all the locations, creatures, items, and other objects included in an NWN adventure; must be saved in the "Neverwinter Nights 2\modules" directory in order to be loaded by the game.

NWN modules can be created and edited using Aurora Neverwinter Nights Toolset, a module building tool developed by BioWare.

Updated: December 22, 2009

7. AMPL Model File

AMPL Model File
  • Developer Bell Laboratories
  • Popularity
    2.3 (7 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format Text

Model file used to compute complex, large-scale mathematical problems; contains variables (parameters, and sets), a function, and constraints written in AMPL (A Mathematical Programming Language) code; appears as linear, nonlinear, quadratic, mixed-integer, and other problem types; includes comments, which must be prefaced with a "#."

To load your MOD file, e.g., example.mod, type model example.mod; if it's located in your "amplcml" folder with your sw.exe file. If your example.mod file is located in a different location you'll need to include the path. Type something like this (if using Windows): model C:Usersexample.mod;. After successfully loading your MOD file, type solve; to solve the problem. Then if you want to display any of your results, type display and whatever results you want displayed. Remember to always end your line with a ;.

An example of a MOD file:

var XB;
var XC;
maximize Profit: 25 * XB + 30 * XC;
subject to Time: (1/200) * XB + (1/140) * XC <= 40;
subject to B_limit: 0 <= XB <= 6000;
subject to C_limit: 0 <= XC <= 4000;

Software's name License Platforms
AMPL AMPL Free LinuxMacWindows

Updated: June 26, 2014

8. ArchiCAD Module

ArchiCAD Module
  • Developer Graphisoft
  • Popularity
    1.4 (5 votes)
  • Category Plugin Files
  • Format N/A

Adds extra features and functionality to the ArchiCAD architectural design program; may be included with the software or created by the user.

Software's name License Platforms
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD Commercial MacWindows

Updated: November 3, 2006

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