Try VLC PLAYER too.
So, I have a JVC everio gz-mg630su, it is a hard drive camcorder, not hd just a regular one. I accidentally deleted my sister's recital and used a recovery program (Recover My Files) to recover the movie file. There were two files recovered, one says its a .mod file and the other says its a moi file. I've tried playing the video part (.mod) in WMP, quicktime, windows movie maker, and even the Everio Mediabrowser but it won't play in any of them, it shows the time in WMP but doesn't play or show anything on the screen. Does anyone know what I need to do to make this file playable again? Do I need to somehow merge the .moi and .mod? I even tried putting the files back on the camcorder and playing them on there but that didn't work either. I'm sure the .mod part of the file isn't right because other ones I have show a time duration and other info on the bottom of the screen when I click once on them in windows exploer, but this .mod file doesn't show any info. Anyone got any ideas??? Thanks!!!!!