The file extension MOI is associated with the Canon FS100 and JVC Everio series camcorders in addition to a few different models of the Panasonic camcorder. The purpose of the file is to store data related to videos created with the above mentioned camcorder devices.
The file extension MOI is a video file type that contains video-related data such as codecs, version data, video duration, bitrates, and other information associated with a video recording. MOI files do not contain the actual video file itself and instead describe information related to an MPEG-2 video recording. The data describes the contents of a MOD file which contains the actual video.
Camcorders such as JVC Everio create video files that contain the MOD extension. MOD files are standard MPEG-2 files that contain Dolby Digital sound. Since MOI files correlate with MOD files, both files should be opened when you are editing or converting the file extension MOI.
How to Open MOI Files
Since MOI files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. MOI files are a basic file type, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If you use Windows, you can open MOI files using Windows Media Player, which is a media player typically included in the Windows operating system. You can also use Winamp 5.6, which is a media player application available as a free download on the Winamp website.
For Windows or Mac OS X, you can open the file extension MOI using MOD Converter, which is an application that will help you to convert MOD and MOI files created with Canon, Panasonic, and JVC Everio camcorders. MOD Converter is available in a Windows and Mac version and can be downloaded as a free trial on the iOrgSoft website.
Capty MPEG Edit EX will also open the MOI file on a Windows or Mac PC. Capty MPEG Edit EX is an application which provides tools for editing and authoring DVD videos. The application is available as a paid download on the Pixela Corporation website.
If you are looking for a multiplatform application that will open and play MOI and MOD files, you can use VLC Media Player, which is an open source application available as a free download on the VideoLAN website. VLC Media Player is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
You can also convert MOI files to another format using a file conversion program. There are a number of file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which will convert MOI files for you.
You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion for you as long as the video content is not copyright protected. Simply log onto the Zamzar website, browse for the MOI file, choose a new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.